Tag Archives: students

Basking in New Freedoms

Basking in New Freedoms now that I am retired is wondrous. Finding myself with time to enjoy nature and its wonders without the routines of school this fall is enjoyable. Smugly I lie down for naps whenever I want. Continue reading

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Wir Lieben Deutsch!

Blessed with the best profession in the world as a German teacher, I bid my students goodbye as they embark on life’s adventures. It is my custom with the seniors to offer them a handshake or a hug as they … Continue reading

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Auf Wiedersehen, Until Next Time

The German expression auf Wiedersehen seems less final than goodbye in English which implies forever or farewell. The German appears hopeful and means until we see one another again. At the conclusion of both Fulbright experiences in Germany, the Director … Continue reading

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Planting the Seeds

As a teacher, I have learned to expect the unexpected. Leaning in over my desk, he almost whispered his question to me. Had I gone to college? Now we all bring different life experiences to the table. I noted he … Continue reading

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