How to Overcome Grading Fatigue and Make it Less Painful

College instructors have the best jobs, but the idea that it’s the perfect job is a myth. It’s not all cargo shorts and Birkenstocks. No. It can be quite stressful. … Continue reading How to Overcome Grading Fatigue and Make it Less Painful

One teacher’s worry of the effects from the novel coronavirus

My phone buzzed in my jacket pocket. It’s mom. She’s wondering if I heard about this new virus that’s spreading in China. Wear a mask and be careful, she wrote. … Continue reading One teacher’s worry of the effects from the novel coronavirus

Why Expats Should Accept Every Invite During Their First Month Abroad

China is my do-over. It’s my “let’s get it right this time.” When I went abroad for the first time last year, I lived in UAE, muddling through, floundering about– … Continue reading Why Expats Should Accept Every Invite During Their First Month Abroad

The Girl From St. Louisiana: Secrets of Expat Life in UAE

So, where’s St. Louisiana? I don’t know. Do you? Of the twenty new teachers in my summer 2018 cohort, I was the only North American. Everyone else came from the … Continue reading The Girl From St. Louisiana: Secrets of Expat Life in UAE