I love to teach and I love to learn. Over the years I've created hundreds of fun activities that make learning easy. We tried them out over and over again in the hallways, in the garden, in the street and yes, even in the classroom. Many are posted on this blog, "Shakespeare slept here." Many of you may have participated in them. 
I've always been both a teacher and a student in San Francisco, in Mexico and in Madrid. I was an English teacher at UEM for 18+ years. Now I'm happily retired and on to the next adventure.

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More students = more staff = more classrooms = more of everything !

Enrollment is up so classroom space is at a premium. If the student population continues to grow at the current rate, Buildings A,B,C,and D will be bursting at the seams. What's the solution? Building E ? Yes, it is now under construction.



Have you been to the UEMLAB, English Language Program at the Universidad Europea de Madrid this week? Have you seen the Giant Pumpkins in the basement of Building A? Every year for the last 6 years we've sponsored a GIANT PUMPKIN CONTEST. The seeds from the preceding year's pumpkins are distributed in the spring.


In late September, 2011 the news stations warned the world that some space junk would be falling to earth. Just where would it land? Should we worry about this?


Windows ! Windows everywhere.

The language lab is all windows, all interior windows that is. The walls are made of glass. Everyone can see what's going on in the lab, in the classes, in the offices. There are no secrets. And every few months someone comes to wash all those windows and glass walls. It's quite a job!



"International" Speed Exchange: You missed it ! Or did you?
September 13th and 15th, 2011


Listen? Can you identify all those foreign languages being spoken on campus this year? Do you understand any of them?


Scripts, costumes, sound effects....INSTANT THEATER! These Peruvian students are spending a week at UEM in a Communication and Leadership Seminar sponsored by Laureate International Universities. And one of their many activities was to participate in INSTANT THEATER. There's no time to get nervous or worry about anything.


Do you speak English? Of course you do. You know a lot of words like:

taxi---sandwich---golf---hospital. You know that when you have a beer with your friends you say "cheers" Your accent may not be great, but you can make yourself understood. Or can you?


The future once again is upon us. A 3D copy machine invented by the Z Corporation can replicate an object, even an object with moving parts. This video shows a tool, a wrench, being scanned and sent to a 3D printer. Color is added. The image then is sent to the printer. The printer does have a color ink cartridge, but it also has a powder (with a secret formula) which combines with a binding material.