Tag Archives: foreign

Teachers Can Be Students

Originally posted on Making a Difference:
Lately, the most popular topic of discussion in the staffroom has been the National Exam that teachers need to take by 2014; otherwise they will be out of work. Most of the teachers in…

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Teaching how to teach?

Originally posted on Making a Difference:
Things are changing for the education system here in Georgia, specifically in regards to English, and they’re changing quickly. As we all know, native English speakers have been brought in, the required language for…

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Teachers’ Tests: Some Thoughts.

Originally posted on Making a Difference:
Generally, I’m not a proponent of standardized testing. When I went to elementary and high school in the U.S., I distinctly remember spending entire class periods learning exactly how to answer test questions to…

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Writing Lesson Plan

Originally posted on Making a Difference:
This ripped-from-the-headlines Lesson Plan has sort of developed over the last few months and I have found that in the chaotic and resource-deprived Georgian classrooms, it helps to calm the class, restore some order…

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Mid-May

Originally posted on Making a Difference:
It’s mid-May, and the end of the school year is a month away. Volunteers who are leaving Georgia – for vacation or forever – already have their flight itineraries. Now commences the countdown. 30…

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When milking a cow isn’t enough

Originally posted on Making a Difference:
In my relief and joy at arriving in Giorgeti after a difficult marshrutka ride, I stepped out of the vehicle, noticed the idle group of people sitting along the road, and hugged my friend;…

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The Georgians’ Language

Originally posted on Making a Difference:
The Georgian language is old. It’s unrelated to other languages. It has an aorist tense, whatever that means. “Mankana” means both “car” and “machine”. These are things you can learn from books. But the…

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