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Caitlin Hamstra
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StoryCorps App
Hello all! I've had some wonderful feedback from teachers who have used StoryCorps in their classrooms. Well, I have some great news! StoryCorps now has an app . You can record interviews right on your smartphone and instantly upload them. You can also brow...
Hello all! I've had some wonderful feedback from teachers who have used StoryCorps in their classrooms. Well, I have some great news! StoryCorps now has an app. You can record interviews right on your smartphone and instantly...
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ooooh! nice!

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StoryCorps and MITESOL 2014
StoryCorps records people interviewing people they know and love. It is broadcast on NPR (Morning Edition) every Friday and is sure to bring tears to your eyes during your morning commute. If you've never heard of StoryCorps and have never heard an intervie...
StoryCorps records people interviewing people they know and love. It is broadcast on NPR (Morning Edition) every Friday and is sure to bring tears to your eyes during your morning commute. If you've never heard of StoryCorps ...
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Happy Valentine's Day!
Happy Valentine's Day! I'm curious if other countries have days dedicated to love, as well? What are they? When are they? What special things do you do? Image via www.rachelsenglish.com Here are a few posts around the internet about Valentine's Day and lang...
Happy Valentine's Day! I'm curious if other countries have days dedicated to love, as well? What are they? When are they? What special things do you do? Image via www.rachelsenglish.com Here are a few posts around the intern...
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Where I am From Poems
This semester and last semester, the CMU ELI held a poetry competitions for the students. Because I'm on administrative leave this semester, I wasn't able to help students participate. However, last semester, I highly encouraged my students to submit poems....
This semester and last semester, the CMU ELI held a poetry competitions for the students. Because I'm on administrative leave this semester, I wasn't able to help students participate. However, last semester, I highly encoura...
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TESOL 2014: Successful!
Did you attend the TESOL 2014 convention in  Portland, Oregon ? What were some of the awesome sessions that you attended?  This was my first time attending TESOL, and it was great.  There are so many sessions, and presenters, and attendees that it felt a li...
Did you attend the TESOL 2014 convention in Portland, Oregon? What were some of the awesome sessions that you attended? This was my first time attending TESOL, and it was great.  There are so many sessions, and presenters, an...
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English is quite tricky!
Vicki Hollett (of Learning to Speak 'Merican) wrote a great blog post for the Macmillian Dictionary blog about the trickiest word in English. In it she writes about a quite tricky English word: quite.  Image via http://www...
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Written Corrective Feedback
How do you give feedback on student work?  Pen on paper ? Voice recordings? Google Drive? Microsoft Word comments? Blackboard?  There are so many options that it can seem very overwhelming.  I am not going to talk about the research on written corrective fe...
How do you give feedback on student work? Pen on paper? Voice recordings? Google Drive? Microsoft Word comments? Blackboard? There are so many options that it can seem very overwhelming. I am not going to talk about the resea...
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Introverts Learning Language
Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Myersbriggs.org asks, "Do you prefer to focus on the outer world or on your own inner world? This is called Extraversion (E) or Introversion (I)." I'm definitely an extrovert... I get energy from being with other people...
Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Myersbriggs.org asks, "Do you prefer to focus on the outer world or on your own inner world? This is called Extraversion (E) or Introversion (I)." I'm definitely an extrovert... I get ene...
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+Jason S I agree, Jason! I am much closer to "I" than I used to be... but I still love being around people!

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Radio Silence
I apologize for my silence over the last year... I have been busy with life: I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl and I am in the process of apply to a Ph.D. program. However, I have a few new posts that I will publish soon; I promise! image via cartoonsto...
I apologize for my silence over the last year... I have been busy with life: I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl and I am in the process of apply to a Ph.D. program. However, I have a few new posts that I will publish soon;...
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Congrats! That will keep you busy. I miss seeing the three of you. Every Saturday seems to be full, for us to drive up, I hate that I've only seen Leni twice. I keep asking Chris if he is working on his masters but he does answer. I hope he will finish. How is everyone doing? Love to all of you. Melinda

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Finally back on the blog!
I apologize for my lack of posting in the last three months! I resolved to post more often, but life has gotten in the way. This semester, I am on a full course release, and I am now the Assistant Director of the English Lang...
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Assistant Director
I apologize for my lack of posting in the last three months! I resolved to post more often, but life has gotten in the way. This semester, I am on a full course release, and I am now the Assistant Director of the English Language Institute at Central Michig...
I apologize for my lack of posting in the last three months! I resolved to post more often, but life has gotten in the way. This semester, I am on a full course release, and I am now the Assistant Director of the English Lang...
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The Trickiest Word in English: Quite Tricky!
Vicki Hollett (of Learning to Speak 'Merican ) wrote a great blog post for the Macmillian Dictionary blog about the trickiest word in English. In it she writes about a quite tricky English word: quite .  Image via  http://www.macmillandictionaryblog.com/wp-...
Vicki Hollett (of Learning to Speak 'Merican) wrote a great blog post for the Macmillian Dictionary blog about the trickiest word in English. In it she writes about a quite tricky English word: quite.  Image via http://www...
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English Language Teacher
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  • Central Michigan University English Language Institute
    EAP Teacher, 2010 - present
  • Central Michigan University Writing Center
    Writing Consultant and WAC/WID Coordinator, 2009 - 2010
  • Go English!
    English Language Teacher, 2010 - 2010
  • Gobias Industries
    Coffee Buyer
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I'm a teacher of English for Academic Purposes at Central Michigan University. I like spending time with my husband and two dogs, reading, traveling, blogging about teaching, and watching Arrested Development.  
Education
  • University of Michigan
    BA English Language and Literature, 2004 - 2008
  • Central Michigan University
    MA TESOL, 2009 - 2011
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