I made a quick decision to not act like “business as usual” in my writing course. There’s no doubt my Chinese students were facing new challenges and abnormal historical events during COVID-19. Not only did they have to experience lockdown but they had to continue online classes as if the world wasn’t being ravaged by a newly discovered coronavirus. That’s why I decided to create the “Corona Chronicles” assignment.Continue reading “Writing as a Form of Therapy: How My Chinese Students Processed COVID-19 Through Journaling”
My first day was absolutely unforgiving. Like, pack my bags, fire up the taxi, I’m going back home–rough. Yeah.Continue reading “An Update: My Life in Dalian, China After Two Weeks”
In my five years of teaching higher education, I’ve come to realize that college instructors have the best jobs. The idea that it’s the perfect job, however, is a myth. It’s not all cargo shorts and Birkenstocks. It can be quite stressful.Continue reading “How to Overcome Grading Fatigue”
I will admit it: I never thought I’d move to China. For whatever reason, China never enticed me the way other countries and cultures have, yet here I am. Suspense building. Excitement bubbling. Impatience ensuing.Continue reading “I’m Moving to China!”
So, where’s St. Louisiana?
I don’t know. Do you?Continue reading “The Girl From St. Louisiana: Expat Life in UAE”
I come across a local 5k, and it’s in two weeks. I’ve somehow summoned energy to binge train–and I don’t mean just a couple miles each day– I mean train hard.Continue reading “Don’t Do What I Do: When Training for a 5k”