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Good Things Thursday I

Let’s start off by addressing the obvious: It’s not Thursday.

Believe me, I know. If it was Thursday, I would be rounding up my class and taking them to the bathroom right about now. Good Thing #1: It’s Saturday, and I got to sleep in, workout, and meditate this morning!

Point number song (2): You may have noticed that after really-really thinking I would start doing a weekly Rad Roundup, I… didn’t.

And where do those two things collide? In introducing Good Things Thursday, of course!

(I really super promise not to stay so frakking cheery.)

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This generation apparently fails?

We’re not inventive.

We’re not learning.

We’re not empathetic.

We’re not, we’re not, we’re not.

All three of these articles have been published in the last two days. How is it that in the last two days, researchers have found three totally separate things that this generation apparently fails at?

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I had a bad lesson

They were just sitting there staring at me. Not five minutes before, all thirty of them had agreed that they understood their instructions and were ready to get started. I’d split them into their groups, and… then they just sat there. Silently.

And stared at me.

At that moment, I seriously contemplated walking out of the classroom and down to the English Program office, gathering up everything I owned, and leaving. I wasn’t even just thinking of going back to my house to have a good cry and pity party over my absolute failure as a teacher; I was honestly considering packing up all my belongings and preparing to leave Thailand to head back to the US within a week.

Perhaps I was being a bit melodramatic, but I’d already had a really long week and it’s only hump day.

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Happy New Year; now stop your whining

So… I have a confession. I suck at writing blogs. If you’ve followed me at all this past year, you already know that’s true.

But I actually think that might (really, really) be changing in the near future, and it’s all based on…

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