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January 30, 2009

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Heidi Renée

I am DEFINITELY excited for Lost.

And... ew, little kid germs.

Becky

Hmm - I have never gotten into Lost, but I've considered adding the first season to the Netflix queue now that appears the finale is not going to = total suckage. I thought maybe they would just end it with "the island was just a dream" and then I'd be glad I didn't get sucked into that series... I am such a dork. :)

Becky

We're having a few people over for the Superbowl on Sunday, and like you, I don't care who wins/loses -- it's all about the company and food.

I'm with you on Lost for last season and the first few eps of this one. It seems like ever since they established a definitive end, the producers have known what to do with the story instead of flapping around like we did in seasons 2 & 3.

katelin

hope you feel better! i will spending my weekend sleeping as well, i swear i've been so tired all week, i need to catch up.

Old Warrior

Try this Wiki link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SIOP_method

And, for more related acronyms:

ESL (English as a second language), ESOL (English for speakers of other languages), and EFL (English as a foreign language) all refer to the use or study of English by speakers with a different native language. The precise usage, including the different use of the terms ESL and ESOL in different countries, is described below. These terms are most commonly used in relation to teaching and learning English, but they may also be used in relation to demographic information.

ELT (English language teaching) is a widely-used teacher-centred term, as in the English language teaching divisions of large publishing houses, ELT training, etc. The abbreviations TESL (teaching English as a second language), TESOL (teaching English for speakers of other languages) and TEFL (teaching English as a foreign language) are all also used.

Other terms used in this field include EAL (English as an additional language), ESD (English as a second dialect), EIL (English as an international language), ELF (English as a lingua franca), ESP (English for special purposes, or English for specific purposes), EAP (English for academic purposes). Some terms that refer to those who are learning English are ELL (English language learner), LEP (limited English proficiency) and CLD (culturally and linguistically diverse).

meg

every state board of education publishes a set of learning standards by subject area and age group. you should be able to download them from your state board of ed's website. it sounds like they want you to notice the difference between teaching English and teaching other subjects.

hope that helps!

btw, i'm almost done with my master's of ed program and i and everyone i've talked to (who wasn't already a teacher) has felt the way you feel over the 2 years of the program - not experienced enough, behind in some way, lacking the vocab, etc...

so DON'T PANIC!

you already work in a school and you are very bright, i guarantee there are other students who feel like you are way beyond them.

please feel free to fbook me with any questions/concerns/etc!!!

Kate P

Been there with the course you just have to "get through"--you can do it; I can tell you are already seeing the light at the end of that tunnel, too!

Celia

It's amazing what a little sunshine can do for the soul. I can't even begin to figure out that sentence but just think how smart you'll feel once you can just casually throw it out during a conversation!

Mandy

:) Hope you feel better soon!

Germ carrying little petri dishes. :)

PrincessExtraordinaire

Awww..I hope you feel better soon!

CAVFC

LOST is SOOO GOOOOOOD this season! i am STOKED it's back :)

feel better! being sick in the winter is the worst!

Larissa

Yup, I'm loving Lost too! My husband, on the other hand, keeps on getting confused with all the time travel. Thank goodness for Tivo - we keep pausing the show to clarify what's going on.

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