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Coffee and Favours

I generally hate asking for favours and hand outs, and pushing the things that are important to me, but I’ve decided to take a risk and promote this one, as it could solve a very big logistical headache for me, … Continue reading

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OPG Oceans Ambassadors and their Enrichment Work at the Zoo

As we come to the end of our pilot OPG 31 week course, I can’t help but feel proud of how far our Oceans Ambassadors have come, and what they are doing with their free time and as part of … Continue reading

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Lisi Lake

Lovely day with the kids at Lisi Lake today, though I’m sure we all have a little sunburn despite applying lots of sun lotion (another training lesson for our Earthwatch expeditions!)! Was 24degrees when I left home at 9am, and … Continue reading

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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.

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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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A Lesson in Pond Dipping

In preparation for our scientific research expeditions with Earthwatch from July onwards (fingers crossed), we have been taking our Oceans Ambassadors out and about into nature, especially now that winter is over and the school we were using has exams. … Continue reading

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I extended my TLG contract! Here’s why.

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The other day, one of my third graders (one of the four Giorgi’s in that class and about a hundred in the school) asked how long I would be staying at their school. “Until…

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