What I learned in preschool: the drama of preschoolers

When you’re three, each day is filled with extreme heartbreaking, melt down inducing, world ending drama. Thing’s I hear almost daily: “So and so”: …put their basket in the spot I wanted. …said my drawing wasn’t beautiful. …put away the toy I wanted to put away. …said I couldn’t have this stick in the park. […]

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72 Hours in Taiwan: Part 1, Arrival, the hostel, and Ningxia Market

As much fun as four full days off in Toyohashi sounded, I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to get out and explore someplace new. Wow. What a whirlwind this trip was. After an unintentional train detour on my way to the airport, I made it to the airport Thursday morning (one day I’ll figure […]

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What I learned in Preschool: accidents happen

Or more precisely, shit happens. Excuse the profanity, but last week was a three day week that started with plenty of excitement (and not the good, fun kind.) Monday morning, I’m told I have a trial student coming in for the first few hours of the day to test out how she reacts to being […]

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Monthly Wrap Up: May 2019

Finished month two! I was going to say conquered, but I think May conquered me more than I conquered it… Month two was better. I don’t think I needed as much coaxing off the ledges as I did in April, but I still have many doubts. Ah man, where to begin, where to begin. I […]

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Discovering Mugicha

No it’s not a place. During one of my private English lessons, I was talking with my student, playing a get to know you game since he is new and I asked a question about tea. Specifically, what’s your favorite tea?  He looked at me, clearly thinking hard about it, but said “I don’t know.” I […]

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What I learned in preschool: How to find the rhythm

Listening to a room full of three year olds singing (or trying to sing) The Hokey Pokey and Five Little Monkey’s is both hysterical and terrifying. These little monsters are still learning their left from right (although to be fair, sometimes I struggle with that too) so I have to keep my expectations in check […]

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What I learned in preschool: sharing is caring

For those of you who know me, you might know that sharing isn’t one of my strong points. But in my defense, I have gotten better at it! Let me rewind, this train of thought was brought on by our daily park time. At preschool, after we finish the morning routine of 20 minutes of […]

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