Category Archives: Language

Plastic Magic

“I don’t believe you.”  I think I said this a million times. “It’s true,” my mother, obviously exasperated with my disbelief, replied again and again. “Are you sure? Are you really sure?” “Yes. Yes, I’m sure – I wouldn’t lie … Continue reading

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What are you on about? And other Excellent Phrases and Words I wish I could use

The following is a small list of English words & phrases that I wish would/could catch on in the States: (most are probably a mixture of dialect and colloquialisms…which someone of a more linguistic bent could probably distinguish the difference)   Rubbish….as in … Continue reading

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I often wondered if I began talking in the womb…

Greetings People, I’m honored to have been tagged in a blog-tour that is happening right now.  Honored and surprised as I’ve not really been an active blogger nor reader for a little bit of time – and I’ll explain why … Continue reading

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Give Me it ALL, Rosetta Stone

The Daily Post queries If you could wake up tomorrow and be fluent in any language you don’t currently speak, which would it be? Why? What’s the first thing you do with your new linguistic skills? Yes, with the exception of … Continue reading

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A Leap of Faith – A Teacher’s Perspective

Unconditional Teaching “Accepting students for who they are, rather than what they do, is integrally related to the teaching of a whole child” – Alfie Kohn, The Whole Child People often ask me why I am a teacher, they say … Continue reading

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Are You a Full Time Mom?

This is a fast off-the-cuff post …. This weekend someone asked me if I was a ‘full-time mom’ – which I think is kind of interesting.  I’m pretty sure that as soon as you have that child in your arms, … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Thread Hijacker

I have something to admit. I’m a hijacker. Of posts and threads… On Eraseboards…. With Chalkboards…. I can’t help myself.  As with most things I adore, I am COMPELLED. Compelled to write one liners and quippy rejoinders – I could … Continue reading

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