June 17th, 2016

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Today is my between-day. I've started a bit of work, and had my last cardio-gym. From here on in I don't have to be checked most days. In fact, I may be down to an appointment a fortnight. It's my day for bringing things together and for starting to move on.

I started this process on Wednesday, in fact. What does one do when there's been a break in teaching? First, one asks what was done in one's absence. It was basic narrative techniques, a single topic in a day. Excellent stuff. My students need a way of hanging it together, however. This Wednesday I brought them back to writing letters. They each wrote a business letter to one M. Turnbull. They don't know it yet, but the letters will be vehicles for bringing their narrative techniques together and will end up as stories. And they'll get handy everyday skills out of it, to boot.