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The Final Countdown

Originally posted on Making a Difference:
Okay that may be a little premature but I come from a drama background, and well, it doesn’t get more dramatic than that.  I have a little over two weeks left in საქართველო (that’s Georgia…

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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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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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WENDY’S

Originally posted on Making a Difference:
Sixteen years ago – in May, 1996 – two of my friends and I got ticket vouchers for the advance screening of a movie called Independence Day. This was before the marketing for the…

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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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Evidence of Progress

Originally posted on Making a Difference:
One of the most rewarding things about the end of the term is the abundance of evidence that I have made a difference in my school. Any time I spend in the hallways corresponds…

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