The life & times of the eternally evolving, erratic, eccentric expatriate (who loves the color violet)

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ASL TPR in EFL – OMG!

As y’all most certainly know by now, teaching has always been much more than a gig for me to pay the bills or even just a job.  I have always enjoyed teaching and sharing what I know. Before I recognized my calling as an EFL teacher as a teen, I had thought from a very…

Whatever Gods May Be

It’s 6:30am as I start to write this entry, and I am already at work.  Not that I have to be. Not that my students won’t arrive for another hour and a half.  But here I am. I can hear the clock ticking softly in the background of my classroom, feeling introverted and introspective.  I…

Violet’s Terrific Top Teaching Tips!

In the time that I have spent teaching English as a foreign language, I do believe that I have experienced and seen it all – not just the good, the bad, and the ugly, but also the hilarious, the mind-boggling, and the downright weird.  Moreover, in that time, I have come to understand and appreciate…

PSA: G2G – BRB – Panic Attack – OMG – FML

(So stop me if you’ve heard this from me before, but…) it’s been one of those weeks.  One of those weeks when I regularly doubted whether or not if I was going to make it into work and attempt to function, or whether to call it a day before the sun even rose.  And admittedly,…