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June 25, 2010

As I approach the end of the year I will write a summary type entry on Tuesday before I leave but I have been thinking about some stuff that I wanted to touch on. This year has reaffirmed in me my resolve not to quit anything. A tangential story will illustrate this. My freshmen year […]

I wasn’t expecting this…

June 21, 2010

Hard to believe but this is my last week teaching. After Thursday my classes are done. This past Friday I said goodbye to a few classes who I have only once a week and won’t see this coming Friday. I wasn’t expecting too much excitement. Some might have a slightly romantic of teaching. An apple on […]

Doing Things

May 30, 2010

A week ago I related the story of my student who passed her Maturita exam. It was awesome and being a teacher is a huge part of my life here but it is far from the only part. The single-handedly best thing about being in a place for a longer period of time is all […]

Did that just happen?

April 26, 2010

I just had a great weekend. Let me explain. I left home in Massachusetts last summer in early July. I have been in the Czech Republic since early August. Since before I left my mom has been discussing various possibilities of what a visit here would entail. In the last few months we finalized things. My mom […]

Thoughts on ples…

March 2, 2010

I attended my school’s last ples on Friday night and thought I would offer some closing thoughts about them. 1) I love the egalitarian nature of a ples. Anyone and everyone comes. Grandparents, parents, friends, younger siblings. The only requirement it seems is you should know someone at the school. Dancing happens throughout the night […]

It’s Ples Season!

February 7, 2010

It’s been a bit since my last entry but it’s amazing how fast time can go during the week once you start teaching all your classes. Today I wanted to share with you a rather unique but exciting part of Czech culture,that as a teacher here I am getting to experience. The cold and dead […]


September 16, 2009

I have been impressed with the amount of construction going on in Sokolov in the past few weeks. Building after building has scaffolding on it, including one side of my flat building and the middle school that I teach at. The scaffolding though isn’t the cool part. The cool thing is that in only a […]

A week in Sokolov

August 27, 2009

Tomorrow marks one week in Sokolov. Of course, I’m going to Prague tomorrow for our first TeachOverseas retreat with all the other Czech teachers. But I thought it might be nice to tell you about my town a bit. I live in a flat i.e. a very boring looking communist-era apartment building. 12th floor. Also […]