One Really Long Solo Holiday

Map of Castles Czech Austrian

Last week while practicing conditional statements with my students, one worksheet prompted: would you travel on holiday by yourself? I think most people would tend to look at this question and immediately answer “no.” Most of my students did and until this experience I probably would have said the same. However, in reality, my experience … Continue reading One Really Long Solo Holiday

#SaveFulbright

Hi everyone, just as an update, the petition is up and running at http://www.savefulbright.org. Every time I check the site, the numbers go up, which is great! In addition, I have already sent messages to both my Senators and Congressional district representative in New Jersey and my English teaching mentor and school's headmaster have written … Continue reading #SaveFulbright

Spring Wake-up Call

With Grandparents in Telč

Please be sure to read the final paragraph of this post to #SaveFulbright! Since my last post the weather in the Czech Republic has turned amazing! The past week was 50s and sunny everyday and it seems as if the sleepy winter mood has lifted. People are out and about, flowers are starting to pop … Continue reading Spring Wake-up Call

Maintaining Optimism

Friends in Prague

Amidst a flood of metaphorical roadblocks last week my fellow teacher turned to me and commented, “Wow I can’t believe how optimistic you are.” Maybe it’s the tendency for Czechs to be realistic to the point of pessimism, or the American belief in the light at the end of every tunnel, but I think that … Continue reading Maintaining Optimism