Category Archives: reflections

Expressing Gratitude

Tasked with writing a letter expressing gratitude to someone who changed their lives but whom they never thanked, my students had a project one Thanksgiving to write a letter of gratitude and to surprise the person they are thanking by … Continue reading

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Weekend Freedom

Seeking escape and solace, I took a ¬†window seat at my favorite coffee shop. The early morning light and sun danced on the green leaves swaying on the trees in the gentle breeze and played peek-a-boo with dots of blue … Continue reading

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Nature Changes Clothes

Snow fell along the lake this April morning as I walked and observed nature in its frozen glory. Birds above carried on conversations with one another. Lots of flooding and displaced ducks and geese tried to decide where to alight … Continue reading

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Hands Across the Ocean

When I began teaching German some 48 years ago, I envisioned being able to connect my students to native speakers in Germany.¬† It would take technology some time to catch up to my dreams of what a classroom should look … Continue reading

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