Category Archives: Advice

TED Talk: A Life Lesson from a Volunteer Firefighter

For educational purposes only…

Thursday’s Video Journal

Watch the following video and then answer the question below:

Question: What can we learn from this news story?

(Note: This is now the end of Week 3. So, by now, you should know what kind of information to include in your writing – without any hints.)

Video: The agony of trying to unsubscribe

Morning Students:

SPEECH CLASS: Here is another example of a speaker using effective methods to hold the audience’s attention. Listen & watch to this video, and then answer the questions you were given.

Here are today’s notes about the introduction and conclusion of a research essay – and also the proper way (and incorrect way) to quote from passages.





6/13/18 Lesson

Morning Students:

Here’s the first part of your test. What would you do? #WWYD. Enjoy!

Here’s some error correction practice. (Note: the focus is correcting the errors; for this exercise, sometimes you will need to add words while other times you will need to re-write the entire sentence.)

Dec 2014: Motivational Speech to Engineering Students @ University of Datyon

From Dec. 2014: I was asked to make a motivational speech to inspire international students in third-year Engineering at the University of Dayton (OH).

Unfortunately, they didn’t film this and I recorded it myself but the recorder didn’t have enough space at the end so the recording is incomplete.

The purpose was to help the class, most of which consisted of international students, feel inspired and realize it’s possible for them to get adjusted to North American life. Their professor had reached out to me to fly down there to motivate and inspire them – and I accepted.