Learning vocabulary through Etymology

While writing the Word Up series, I often consulted the book Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis.  (Unfortunately, I cannot recommend the book to students.  There are, oddly enough, too many innuendos in this book.)  In the introduction Mr. Lewis writes this:...

Tip of the Week #231: How I am re-learning German

Last week I talked about French.  Even if you are older, you are likely not too old to learn French.  If you missed it, that tip (along with hundreds of others) is here: https://dwanethomas.com/tip-week-archives/ This week I am here to talk about German. I am not...

Words matter.

“Words matter. They help us define meaning. We think with words.  We learn with words.  Words are the fundamental tools we use for communicating.  If we use them well, we can cut and shape and polish our ideas precisely and beautifully.  If we use them sloppily we put...

How to teach online, Part 6 – Are you qualified?

Are you qualified to teach online?  Maybe.  Probably. What do I mean?  Maybe you have a degree in your chosen field.  Maybe you are certified in your chosen field. That’s fine.  But, what if you aren’t? If you aren’t certified, maybe you should consider...