I’ve been attempting to learn Italian for a few years now. Note that I said attempting. Frankly, learning a language is not easy. Like any other skill, language learning requires dedication and time, something not always available to full-time workers.
When looking for resources available to learn a language, I came across Duolingo. Duolingo is a free app that sends you daily reminders (should you choose to do so) to learn vocabulary for that language.
Here’s the problem: learning a language and learning vocabulary are not the same thing.
Learning vocabulary is something you would do in your AP class…
Teachers are exhausted after working during the pandemic. Issues that didn’t bother them before the pandemic have now proliferated. As a result, it’s likely teachers will resign at the end of the year and pursue other fields or job prospects.
Teachers hate when students are absent. Some of us miss our students dearly, but most of us hate absences for the same reason.
The student falls behind in class.
As a result, when the student is absent, the teachers must dedicate a few minutes of their time the following day to working one-on-one with the student to catch them up…
I still dreaded returning to in-person teaching after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine on April 1st. My school district required us to report back to work for the last six weeks of school but didn’t ask whether or not teachers were vaccinated.
For the first two weeks, my forehead was drenched in sweat and my legs trembled.
It was not until the CDC announced we wouldn’t have to wear face masks around other vaccinated people that I began to feel more comfortable around co-workers.
Now that the FDA approved the Pfizer vaccine for 12 to 15-year-olds, it raises the question: should…
Throughout college and well into my teaching career, I’ve spent several hundred dollars sitting in coffee shops, drinking a latte or a Frappuccino while I completed work using their Wi-Fi until closing.
Once I arrived home, I opened YouTube on my phone and played a video at the lowest resolution, 144p. I waited for several minutes as the video buffered. This became a daily occurrence when living in a rural area.
As of 2019, a third of households nationwide do not have a reliable internet connection. …
A few days ago, Governor Abbott of Texas claimed windmills and the Green New Deal caused the statewide blackout during winter storm Uri.
Almost immediately, people debunked him.
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) criticized him. She pointed out windmills only accounted for roughly ten percent of the energy loss in Texas. Over 80% of Texas energy comes from fossil fuels.
AOC also pointed out Texas has not implemented the Green New Deal, so Abbott cannot blame a policy that doesn’t exist.
A few days later, reports showed the Texas government knew of possible power grid failure years ago. In 2011, Texas…
In 1914, Henry Ford shocked the country when he announced he would be raising wages for his workers from $2.25 a day ($59.61 after inflation) to $5 a day ($132.48 after inflation).
Although the wage increase came with lots of fine print, his impact on the American economy could be felt nationwide. As workers earned more money, they could afford to spend more, which contributed to overall economic growth.
His competitors scrambled to match or beat his payrate, as many of their workers heard the news of Ford’s better pay.
Ultimately, Ford’s goal was for his employees to afford the…
“Hey Ash, can you email me the answers for chapter seven? — Thanks!” Seamus hung up the phone as Shelby walked over and kissed him on the cheek.
“How’s your studying going?” she asked.
“Great.” He stretched his arms and kissed her back as he reached for her coffee. She smacked his hand.
“Uh, no sir. You said you didn’t want coffee.” She shook her head at him. She sat down at her desk and opened her laptop.
“Well, I didn’t want coffee when you asked, but I want coffee now.” He flashed his teeth at her. …
In the summer of 2019, I sat at my computer and skimmed through the 6,000 words I had written ten years before.
That summer, I decided to spend each night writing 1,000 words a day until I completed the first draft of my novel. After reading through the draft I had written in 2009, I started from scratch and wrote for over a month until I produced 31,443 words.
I looked at the calendar and realized I only had about two weeks to edit it before the fall semester of school started, so I went to the university and printed…