Doing the Distance DELTA: My Yearlong Journey to Power-Up my Teaching Practice

I haven’t had much time to write here recently, and part of that is due to the Distance DELTA. Just this past month, I’ve gone to the moon and back with teacher development. I video-recorded three of my lessons for feedback from a teacher trainer; submitted detailed lesson plans including aims, objectives, and assessments; wrote… Continue reading Doing the Distance DELTA: My Yearlong Journey to Power-Up my Teaching Practice

The 5 Principles for Learning a Language Effectively

“The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: Original French (right), Bamanakan translation (left)

How do you learn a language effectively? Language learning is one of my greatest passions in life. Up to this point, I’ve studied 13 languages, and I’ve used two of them at a high communicative level. Even though I can’t claim near-native fluency in any of them (yet), I’m happy to say that learning a… Continue reading The 5 Principles for Learning a Language Effectively

My 2021-2022 Individualized Development Plan (IDP): Mid-term Update

Quartier France, Grand Bassam, Côte d’Ivoire

There were a lot of reasons why I didn’t want to start a blog, and a lot of those reasons had to do with fear. I was afraid that my ideas or experiences would be attacked. I was afraid of putting in all of the work for very little in return. I was afraid that… Continue reading My 2021-2022 Individualized Development Plan (IDP): Mid-term Update

My 2021-2022 Individualized Development Plan Goals

In August 2021, a couple of friends and I got together to complete an Individualized Development Plan (IDP)— a tool that helps you plan short- and long-term goals in your life. From our many meetings of reflection and feedback, I boiled my interests down to five focused goals I wanted to accomplish during my fellowship… Continue reading My 2021-2022 Individualized Development Plan Goals