The Present Perfect

Last month Alexa Hart interviewed me for her website Atlas Sliced. We talked about what it’s like living and teaching in Beirut, including how I got the job, what the benefits...

Tomorrow is the first day back to school for students which makes tonight the first official school night. Eek! Waking up early tomorrow is going to be hard. (We teachers have...

Taking a break from the regularly scheduled travel posts . . . I bring you this article that I wrote for The International Educator (Tie Online).  It’s all about how I...

Although we’ve passed the mid-June mark, temperatures have finally made it into the 90s on a regular basis, and I’ve been to the beach on more than one occasion, it’s not...

Last night I returned to Beirut after a lovely and relaxing triathlon weekend in Batroun to some frantic tweets from my students wanting to know if we had school the next...

There are so many things to love about this country and yet an equal amount of things to drive you completely insane. Yesterday I went skiing up at Faraya and it...

I went to Baalbeck on a field trip with my sixth graders today. It was my third time there but surprisingly many of my students had never been there before. I...

Today has been such a surreal day. I got to school at 9:15 (I start late on Tuesdays!) to find my third period English class only had nine students (half the...

Friday afternoon it rained. Actually, poured buckets of water from the sky seems like a more accurate description. The streets were like rushing rivers and the only thing to do was...

• Use the projector to display your writing questions. • Get into your email to find the writing questions you have saved as an attachment. • Make a photo copy of...

It’s my first time being in the Middle East for the Eid feast. (I was in Lebanon last summer during Ramadan but left before Eid). Who knew that settling on the...

Yesterday was New Teacher Orientation at my new school. Wow! is pretty much all I have to say. We’re not in NYC public schools anymore, Toto! We started the morning with...