All posts tagged: Jessica Moy

FROLICKING IN FLOWER FIELDS

Hello everyone! Last weekend I went to Daejeo Ecological Site which sounds like a snore, but it was one of the most beautiful.. backdrops for an Instagram photo everrrrr. How much do you hate me for saying that? Heh heh. But seriously, with 760,000 square meters of garden and lush mountains in the background, it was incredibly scenic (smelt great too!). Also, it was some kind of wonderful being on the subway going there since it took you right over the garden. I saw the yellow blooms, mountains and river all in one shot. My mouth dropped when the subway car came out from the dark tunnel and into what seemed like a Tom Thomson painting. It was unexpected so I wasn’t prepared with my camera, you’ll just have to believe me on this one. I also took a photo of funky tree.. bamboo.. things. This was also at the ecological site. Everything was green and vibrant there. I want to go back! It’s too bad the flowers are only in full bloom in mid-April so, if you …

EFFECTIVE INTRODUCTORY LESSON FOR FIRST TIME TEACHERS

I’ve been featured in the EPIK newsletter and wanted to share my article with you! I wrote about the introductory English lesson I taught at my school (seems like this happened forever ago). My hope is that upcoming EPIK teachers stumble upon this article and can get a few ideas and inspiration for their own first class. 🙂 EFFECTIVE INTRODUCTORY LESSON FOR FIRST TIME TEACHERS Put up your hand if you’ve never written a lesson plan in your life *raises own hand* now, put up your hand up if you’ve never formally taught in front of a classroom of students *raises other hand*. That was me, with both hands raised, one month ago. The thought of preparing my first lesson was daunting because, my own mother barely listens when I talk so who says 35 students will keep their attention on me for 45 consecutive minutes. I panicked. Do I simply write my name on the board, do a dance and then play charades? Can’t say that didn’t cross my mind. When I went to the EPIK …

Hi…again

I know what a bunch of you would say, “Jessica, you’ve had approximately 600 blogs in the past few years, why do you keep changing?” I wish my answer was simple, but before you shake your head in shame I PROMISE, this will be the last time I do a blog switch-a-roo.  I have kissed many toads and have finally found my prince charming…in the sense of finding the right blog site…if you will. Moving along, the past couple years I’ve been working with WordPress, whether it be for Toronto Observer or CHAOS Magazine, and I found I’ve grown a liking to the site. A great liking. Thus, I will now permanently situate my name on THIS blog from now until forever. Amen. So…what now? I guess I can start off by introducing myself to those who don’t know me. Hi there. The name is Jessica and I’m a fourth year student at the University of Toronto (voted best school in Canada and 19th in the entire world, ayy yoo). I’m one of those crazy reporter kids who have either a) asked you for a quote b) taken …