Blogging to Learn: How to Leverage a Blog as a Learning Tool 

Today we are able to read countless personal blogs on the internet. However, it’s important to remember that readers don’t consume blogs like they might a book or a magazine article. More often than not, a reader will probably find a blog they enjoy, bookmark it, and return every once in a while to see … Read moreBlogging to Learn: How to Leverage a Blog as a Learning Tool 

Fall in Love with Communication, Forget About Grammar

I always get surprised when I hear someone complain about their English very articulately. Normally, I have been speaking to the person for a while, perhaps even in deep conversation. “What do you mean?” I inevitably respond. “I think your English is great. Sure, you could probably work on your tenses and gender usage, but … Read moreFall in Love with Communication, Forget About Grammar

Learning a Foreign Languages Is (Use)Less

Learning a language is a waste of time because… 1. The best jobs don’t depend on knowing multiple languages. 2. There is little economic incentive to language learning. 3. Polyglots have an eccentric, if not somewhat negative reputation. Learning a language makes you look smart, but it’s not going to land you that C-suite job. … Read moreLearning a Foreign Languages Is (Use)Less

Advice to New Teachers: “Don’t Reinvent the Wheel”

In the summer between my Junior and Senior year at University I enrolled in an introductory education course. One of the requirements to complete the course was to observe a class at Oyster River High School – about a thirty minute drive from my parents house on the seacoast. That was more than five years … Read moreAdvice to New Teachers: “Don’t Reinvent the Wheel”