Betty Carlson - The world from my windows

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Betty Carlson - The world from my windows
A native of Olympia, Washington, I've been raising a dual national family and teaching English in France for 22 years.
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  • On the 12th day of Christmas... 1 year ago Part of our Christmas village, which, if 2013 is like most years, will probably stay up until March or even beyond... I will take stock of these 12 glorious days of vacation. First, you may be asking yourself why, as a teacher, I have made such a big deal out of having 12 big days off at...
  • On the 11th day of Christmas... 1 year ago ...I quietly recovered from the New Year's Eve party we went to.We had said we would leave at 1:00 am at the latest; we left at 2:30 am and got to sleep at about 3:00.It was quite the evening but we were up to it!In the French tradition, everything was set up very festively, and in the French...
  • On the 10th day of Christmas.... 1 year ago Rodez, Place Foch, Dec. 31 2012I wonder why her shadow looks like "The Thinker"?...I had some minor preparations to do for the New Year's Eve party, or "réveillon," that we are going to. As I posted two years ago on my "old blog," I'm not too big on this celebration. Too long, too late, too much...
  • On the 9th day of Christmas... 1 year ago ....I delved into two very different types of books.After taking about a 3-week post-DELTA Module One break from reading books about English Language Teaching, I decided to go back to the basics with Jim Scrivener's Learning Teaching.I had already read some chapters from it, but with the emphasis...
  • On the 7th and 8th day of Christmas... 1 year ago ...reality struck in the form of a good look at what is awaiting me in the Cambridge DELTA course, Module Two.I think I had been so obsessed with trying to pass Module One -- results are in February, so I'm not crowing too soon -- that I hadn't really looked that much into Module Two.Today, I...

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