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Leaving the Nest

Originally posted on Making a Difference:
Living in Georgia amplifies the strangeness of time… endless village afternoons playing nardi at the birzha have a twilight effect and suddenly you’re looking back wondering what in hell fire that whirlwind of soupras…

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Of Hordes, Fords, and Borders

Originally posted on Making a Difference:
We had a few days off of school for Easter. I took that time to travel, but I didn’t go too far. My Easter vacation was spent in a space between Europe and Asia,…

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Georgian Is As Georgian Does

Originally posted on Making a Difference:
Exactly one year ago, I was going over my checklist of things to pack for Georgia and wondering what the heck I had decided to do. My mom had already told me her fears…

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Common Sensical Advice

Originally posted on Making a Difference:
Georgian classrooms are quite different than most American classrooms I’ve ever been in. The classes can be huge here (up to 35 students – too many!), some kids will never have proper materials for…

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Moving Forward with Information Technology

Originally posted on Making a Difference:
I just read a press release about the new integrated English and computer skills exam. This is the second year the exam has been given, and apparently both the number of people who attempted…

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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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I extended my TLG contract! Here’s why.

Originally posted on Making a Difference:
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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