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2 weeks to go!!!

Well, 2 weeks to go. Unbelievable. The past few weeks since my last post have been busy with our online classes as well as our placement here in Brisbane. It is so crazy that last time I wrote it was 4 weeks until I flew home, which seemed like quite a while. Now it seems like I’ve closed my eyes and I am flying home in 2 weeks. The weather here is getting very wet and although it is nice to get some relief from the constant (almost unbearable) heat, I need to work on my tan before I come…

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Week 7 - No signs of slowing down!

I left off my last post speaking about the Independence referendum that took place in in Spain on October 1st. Well, the aftermath of the referendum has been quite messy leading to large protests and strikes across Spain. Those for and against the independence of Catalonia made sure that their voices were heard over the last two weeks. It has been interesting to be a bystander to such a historic event, but it is hard to watch as this issue carries on. Inevitably, there will be…

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Hallo Hallo!

Guten tag blog readers!

I absolutely love my current reality here in Hamburg, Germany! I walk to school and when I can I take the route through the gardens. People who don’t have gardens can buy a piece of land and do gardening designated areas. It is…

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Week 7 in Spain!

Hola! 

Over the past couple of weeks, I really feel as though Spain has started to become like a second home. At last I am able to navigate the confusing streets of Barcelona without the help of a map or guidance. Other tourists often ask me for directions and I am happy to say that finally I can be of some help to them! I also feel as though I am now sharing fully the customs of Spanish life– the late dinners, the work-on-the-fly attitude, and the enjoyment of everyday life,…

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Spain in October

Wow! I can’t believe my time in Spain is almost to an end. These past 7 weeks have flown by. I have such a better understanding of how to work with ELL students. The teachers here in Rubí have given me so many great pointers that I can use in all my future classrooms.

Since last weekend was Thanksgiving, I taught my classes about Thanksgiving. Many of them had never heard about the holiday, so I was able to teach them a lot. For an activity, I put students in small groups and gave…

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Project Week in Germany

Last week was the last few days of classes before the two week holidays started for students in Hamburg. In my school, many students worked on what is called “Project Week”. The class that I helped out in spent the week working on their presentation skills with the end goal being - you guessed it - a presentation. The whole week was in German, and thus provided me with a wonderful opportunity to communicate with students in their language in a classroom setting.…

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