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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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To One Another

Originally posted on Making a Difference:
I attended the TLG two-year anniversary ceremony on Friday, June 8. Prime Minister Gilauri and Minister Shashkin shared words of encouragement and gratitude. TLG volunteers from each region told how they’ve made differences in…

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Georgian Is As Georgian Does

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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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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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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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Questions of Success

Originally posted on Making a Difference:
As the year winds down and the end of my TLG contract draws nigh, I find my thoughts drawn in two very different directions. On the one hand I am constantly looking forward to…

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Teaching how to teach?

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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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