Believe it or not, I have the same New Year’s resolution each year: “I’m not making any New Year’s resolutions.” Why? They don’t seem to last. Not only that, I usually can’t think of anything new that I want to start, and I already have enough about my life that I’m trying to change
Experts in teaching foreign languages insist that immersion is the best way to encourage second language proficiency. In fact, they tell me that as a Spanish teacher, I should be speaking in Spanish for about 90% of each class period. Speaking from experience, this is extremely difficult. While we do speak a lot of
I often tell students that are concerned about their ability to pass one of my Spanish classes that there is only one type of student who fails my class: somebody who gives up. I teach Spanish at two Preschool – 12th grade schools in northern Kentucky. I taught over 300 students online for KET
My family and I recently moved. The sad thing is that we had only been living in our previous residence for about 2 years. Why the sudden move? Let’s just say that my wife is a country girl through and through, so when we moved to a house in the city, she wasn’t happy.
In John 4, we find an interesting conversation between Jesus and a Samaritan woman. This was unusual for two reasons. First, she was a woman. Second, she was a Samaritan. According to Jewish customs, for these two reasons, this conversation never should have happened. Jesus, however, is more concerned about the woman’s spiritual well-being
Have you ever met someone who acted like they knew everything or at least thought that they knew everything? As a teacher, these people can be hard, if not impossible, to teach. The same thing is true with an employee that someone is trying to train. If they think they already know it all,
Moving on can be difficult. When someone hurts us or someone we love, too often forgiveness is the last thing on our mind. I remember my first official position as youth minister. I moved from Cincinnati, OH, to a small town in Kentucky, thinking that I was starting a job at a congregation with
The title of this blog entry is also the title of one of my earliest YouTube videos. It means “in my house.” The subject: chores, rooms, and colors. We cover colors in the fourth and final unit of my Spanish 1 class, which focuses on shopping (clothing, colors, foods, and drinks). Chores and rooms