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
As much as I didn’t want to write another blog post about COVID-19, I feel like this was too good not to share… Let me brag on my students. There’s … Continue reading My Chinese Students Share Tips How to Keep Positive During COVID-19
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
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
My first day was absolutely unforgiving. Like, pack my bags, fire up the taxi, I’m going back home–rough. Yeah. I can laugh it off now because I’ve fully recovered, but … Continue reading My life in Dalian, China after two weeks
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 … Continue reading I’m Moving to China!