Fall is here! That means changing leaves, pumpkins, hot chocolate and warm sweaters!!!!
Fall is my favorite season. It is full of anticipation for the really cool celebrations to come (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years). I get to unpack my cooler clothes, I get to discover once again how much I love to sleep under a soft, thick blanket and I get to meet a whole new batch of students. For those of us who start teaching in September, fall is not a time of endings, it is a time of beginnings and all things are possible.
I started thinking about this post several years ago when my daughter enrolled in kindergarten in Eastern Turkey. The textbooks had not yet arrived at my daughter's school and her teacher was at a loss for what to do with her 30 plus students until they arrived. I began thinking about all of the things we have around us that don’t cost a thing. Her school was located at the base of beautiful mountains and was in a neighborhood full of different kinds of trees and bushes. In the summer those trees were full of fruit, but in September, the fruit was gone and the leaves had begun to change colors. Those leaves can be the inspiration for an entire multi-disciplinary unit for English language learners of all ages. As I continued thinking, leaves are just a start!
Hi, I'm Kia.
Teaching is my passion, I have been teaching for over 20 years in 4 different continents. One of the things I have learned over the years is that I am never done learning about teaching. Both teaching and learning should be fun and inspiring.
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