Browsing Archive: September, 2011

TV commentary on

Posted by Lori Goldman on Friday, September 23, 2011,
This is a video about the history of TV and how it reflects the social conscience of the society.
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Keeping up good grades

Posted by Lori Goldman on Wednesday, September 21, 2011,
Start the school year off right by getting organized.

Each binder should have dividers for the subjects.
Date each sheet of paper the teacher gives out.
Place it on top of the last sheet in the subject section.
(This helps when you have to review quickly for a quiz or exam)
Read it carefully and highlight or annotate as soon as you get home.
This is your FIRST homework and should take a short time if you read it in class already (longer if it is a first reading)
Pay attention to new vocabulary (make...
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How to increase your vocabulary

Posted by Lori Goldman on Thursday, September 8, 2011,

Expanding Your Vocabulary

Your vocabulary can be divided into 3 categories

    1.     Thoroughly familiar words you use confidently in everyday speech and writing.
    2.     Words that you vaguely understand in speech and writing, but which you wouldn't feel comfortable using.
    3.     Words that you don't understand at all.
Your goal would be :
  • to become confident enough to use category 2 words yourself
  • to gain an understanding of words that are fairly commonly used but which...

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About Me

Lori in I got my Bachelor of Education degree in the USA but was born and raised in Canada. Working in Asia and with immigrant adults and children for 26 years has given me insights into the difficulties they face in a new country and school system. I like to help adults adjust to and explore the rich and diverse opportunities in Canada while also supporting them in their challenge of parenting in a new culture. I love to help children learn English, develop skills, and gain confidence to succeed in school and life.


“Don't aim at success. The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one's personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one's surrender to a person other than oneself. Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it. I want you to listen to what your conscience commands you to do and go on to carry it out to the best of your knowledge. Then you will live to see that in the long-run—in the long-run, I say!—success will follow you precisely because you had forgotten to think about it” ― Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning A lack of planning on your part does not constitute and emergency on my part. "Most people don't plan to fail; they fail to plan." ~~John L. Beckley

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