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At 12:26am on February 5, 2010, Roselink said…
I'm so sorry and worried that I can't sleep tonight. I can't remember where I got the book from but the author is going to sue me and start legal proceedings. Never in my whole life have I stolen anything, I am really worried. I have disabled the posts what else can I do?
So sorry for causing so much trouble to this site!
At 2:17am on February 4, 2010, Ellen Pham said…
Oh David, I am so happy that is what you will be teaching! I had the most wonderful grad program... it made such a difference. Go get em, David!!

(What were you talking about in your interview, that you were taking a break from teaching?? You are doing the most important job of all- raising baby teachers!! Ok, I am a little corny today)
At 1:59am on February 4, 2010, Ellen Pham said…
Seems like you are feeling better today, David- I am glad!

I just wanted to say that I think your new job is going to be wonderful, for many reasons, one being the students! They will be bright and energetic and motivated, and you will get to have them all year : ).

It doesn't matter where they come from, everyone under 25 needs to be seen and appreciated for who they are and adored. (We are good at that!)

I don't know why people over 25 can get so hard to satisfy!!

BTW, the low teens are cold for anybody. Google had said it was 21 degrees, but that was probably the forecast for the next day. You were not being a baby. And you know karma is going to bite me in the butt if I ever get to Alaska! (hint: I need help! I keep procrastinating!)

Oh those pups are cute- can they get any fatter??

PS I am curious- will you be teaching the students English, or teaching them how to teach English?
At 12:31am on February 4, 2010, Susan Stephenson, the Book Chook said…
David, I can see I will spend a lot of time thanking you! Great about Veetle and the Mac, I would love to try it.
At 12:29am on February 4, 2010, Susan Stephenson, the Book Chook said…
David, I took a look. I turned sound on, but can't see a way to record. Also, if I make a change like remove the map on the white board, does it ruin it for someone else? Last question, would it be okay if I sent the url to two friends so we can try it out together?
At 12:19am on February 4, 2010, Susan Stephenson, the Book Chook said…
Thanks David. Good to see spelling still counts!
At 9:28am on February 3, 2010, Susan Stephenson, the Book Chook said…
David, I got the newsletter and was reading and checking things out. I thought the TV room sounded good but I think it's a microsoft application and I don't think my Mac would like it(?) But my problem came with Scribblar. Each different link I tried I kept getting a 404 Page not Found message. Is that my browser do you think? Apologies for being a technodunce.
At 2:36pm on February 2, 2010, Ellen Pham said…
Just in case, like me, you've been forgetting to keep up...

Pups born Jan. 16, 2010

At 2:29pm on February 2, 2010, Ellen Pham said…
A little chilly! Now let's see Toronto's temperature.... wow, warmer, in the 30's... you are not being a BIG baby!!

Wear a hat... hat and gloves can really get you through... (I didn't learn that until I was 50... stubborn.)
At 2:20pm on February 2, 2010, Ellen Pham said…
I always hated looking for a new place under a timeline- I'd have to at least be able to envision myself living in the space! But when I couldn't find anything wonderful, I never regretted going with convenient. That's something you appreciate more and more with time ; ).

What a baby- going out into the cold- you are a Canadian boy!! Just how cold is Seoul? I'll have to google it right now... If it's in the teens, I'll come back and apologize for calling you a baby :D
At 7:10pm on February 1, 2010, Ellen Pham said…
Hi David- reading the Feb newletter reminded me of this again. The lesson # on the Lesson in a Can chart do not match up exactly with the lesson # in the sharing forum.

In the chart, the lesson # jump from 50 to 61.... in the Sharing discussion, the lesson # jumps from 60 to 71. Why don't we just make the numbering consistent between the two?
At 12:14pm on January 25, 2010, Ellen Pham said…
That was fun, David! And now I know how your name is pronounced! (Easier than it is spelled!!)

You did great... and you are a great interviewer too. Art is so funny, but not the easiest person to interview :D (Uh... I would't be at a costume party. I think those kinds of things are silly... Thanks a lot, Art!) He does have a great broadcaster voice, though, and it was an entertaining interview. I laughed several times.

These interviews are going to be great. Did you realize there is a bit of a time/speech synchronization lapse on video where you interviewed Art? But it seemed to be cleared up completely by the time he interviewed you.

You know who I would love to see interviewed? Dawn. I'd like you to do that one. Take your time with it : )

Now I am waiting for the tape of your TV appearance ; ) Just like a kid, always wanting more.
At 11:04am on January 24, 2010, Ellen Pham said…
David- this is what I am talking about with corporations and democracy. Latest disastrous Supreme Court ruling- NYT editorial
At 1:27pm on January 20, 2010, Chantelle Manciel said…
Hi David,
Thanks for getting back with me! I hope you had a great new year! I understand what you mean about needing a change. I will contact your supervisor immediately. Take care.
At 1:51am on January 17, 2010, Ellen Pham said…
:D :D Just read your note closer... YOU thought he was strange and freaky! (Gotta slow down the reading!! Yes, I thought the same thing! But as a mom with really little ones (toddler- early preschool), his timing was just right for them and TV. Really, he was a genius with it!

The show itself was so slowwww that it's pretty unbearable unless you are in the land of goo, but separately, I always liked the videos and songs.

Whew. I don't have to lose all faith (yet!)
At 1:48am on January 17, 2010, Ellen Pham said…
Oh David, don't disillusion me! Was he really strange and freaky? I was just saying to Chuck as I found this song (it's been in my head since the Anthony story) that if it came out Mr. Rodgers was a pedophile, I would lose all faith in everything. I guess he can be freaky and strange in other ways, just not that... or child or spouse abuse!

I browsed the PBS site, and some of his songs and videos really hold up well... here's another, It's You I Like
At 1:17am on January 17, 2010, Ellen Pham said…
Sex Ed w/ Ellen (the secret to my success)
At 3:09am on January 14, 2010, Ellen Pham said…
Hey David, I got over 100 hits on Portland Free School again today- and I haven't been on yet, so I know they're not all mine! (Something I always wonder about... the analytics on weebly are pretty sparse, who knows what they're counting)

Some class has found me... : )
At 10:47am on January 3, 2010,

Don't worry! I was going to add NOT to delete it. 2 is better than one and that's one of the nice things about the web, no problems with space (but yeah, I guess just of "kind".) Got interrupted in my reply.

Been working on the newsletter, now got to read a stack of teacher's "reflections". I wanted to do this course and now the reality is hitting me - replying! Oh well, c'est la vie.

I'm still working on how to get this magazine working well... it looks attractive but the rss of all the individual discussions isn't showing up consistently. But cool that under each item you can click and it will open up the whole category.

Hope the snow has gone your way....don't want too many more accidents and stranded drivers!
At 9:42am on January 3, 2010, Ellen Pham said…
Hey David, don't know if you saw my comment before I deleted the video, so here goes:

:D :D That's probably where I saw it before!

David, this can only get worse with time... ok, I will put my description in a comment box, and delete this one!

But what I really want to know is... did you see the, you know...

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