Quarantined Brilliance: Ideas for the online world language classroom.

This is 2020–we have the tools and technology to still educate our students in an engaging manner, even if our souls hurt from lack of human interaction. Here are some, if I may say so myself, fantastic tips and tools not only for language instructors, but all teachers, to sweep away brain cobwebs and ignite engagement in our students’ minds!

Marvelous Munich München

München ist so wunderschön! Between the ancient castles and museums, lively performances and beer gardens, Christmas markets, and nature’s beauty, it’s impossible to grow weary of Munich’s charms. Not only is she lovely, but also a wonderfully livable city. But visiting will have to do, I supposed. Here are 3 of my top 7 reasons to visit Munich because I got carried away!

101 Reasons to not Change your Last Name

He’s your husband. You love him. After that whole getting married, devoting your life to each other thing, in our society it is assumed your last name will change. But…should it?

The Substitute Teacher

This isn’t one of those I wander in and know immediately I’m going to change some dust bunny-sized portion of the world for the better days. It’s not even one of those yell a little to assert dominance, read the instructions to the class, and then kick back to read the online paper while filling out pointless job applications and hollering every 11 minutes and 32 second to get off that YouTube and do your work days. This is a hold your head above the water and pray no kid under your jurisdiction starts swinging at another for calling his mama a homo sort of days.

Why Pittsburgh Is Beautiful.

In honor of the Steelers’ first game of the season against the cheating Patriots (y’all can keep Antonio Brown–have a stellar time with that drama snowball), here are some snazzy shots of one of the more underrated cities in America. Before moving here, I imagined soot-streaked steel mills belching smoke into a gray sky. Of…

Munich Day Trips: Hiking the Karwendel

München is one of Germany’s most beautiful cities. From the iconic Marienplatz (dating back to the middle ages!) and various Biergärten to the Englischer Garten and the river surfers, exciting activities abound. Summertime München is a breath of fresh air and an outdoor-lover’s paradise. Cars are a hindrance; bicycle paths are everywhere. The bright crystal…