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Monthly Archives: February 2010

A bit of praise

February 27, 2010 at 15:14

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When May was assigned to her team, I saw our relationship as adversarial. Maybe that is only natural. Before she was born, I anticipated fudging my way through most of her first months, making mistakes and learning, just like other parents. But instead, I found my every move in hospital open for correction: “hold her […]

Exam Results

February 25, 2010 at 22:56

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Today, the Boss had two major exam results to report to me. An EEG and a VEP. Neither were all that pleasant. May’s EEG still shows epileptic activity, which didn’t shock either of us since they have all shown that. What did shock us was when, as I described some of the twitching that concerned […]

Searching for a nursery – Part V

February 24, 2010 at 22:42

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I never thought I’d be one of those mothers that begs and pleads and prays their child gets into their school of choice. As a teacher, I know there is no such thing as school choice. But, then, I also think that most schools fit the bill. But, I didn’t bet on having a brain-damaged […]

Cadair Griffin

February 19, 2010 at 01:50

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My husband and I went to university together to study for the same degree. Lived in the same halls of residence. Our assigned university passwords were exactly the same, only two numbers had swapped places. Almost 10 years later, and we are both teachers of English in inner-city, London high schools. We even both had […]

This week I’m… using colored lights.

February 14, 2010 at 00:27

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Be patient. This is all leading somewhere (a phrase that should be the official motto of this blog) Living in Britain means my life has changed immeasurably. While it is often hard to put a finger on the exact differences, the English language itself provides some clues. For example, Americans are often thought of as […]