Lindsay Lewis

English/ ESL consultant: Word worker, writer, teacher, mentor and poet. Author of This Won’t Hurt a Bit! on writing clear content.

Teaching children with ADD and disabilities.

Posted by on Nov 7, 2020

Many students today seem to suffer from A.D.D. or A.D.H.D. I currently teach a student with three learning challenges. How can parents help their children when assisting with their homework? First, break information into small segments and concept check by making sure the child has understood the concept. For example, begin with concrete ideas such as identifying subjects and verbs in sentences....

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Italian language. Che bello! | Italian language, word origins, studying Italian, learning other languages

Posted by on May 31, 2020

I love studying Italian. I see so many interesting connections in the words. English of course originated in Latin and Greek, dilly dallied through French, which was the language of the elite , and then moved through the Anglo Saxon roots. This is why English is sometimes called a bastard language- really not quite nice. Let’s say it’s rich. I keep finding interesting connections as...

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School Rules and the Me Too # Movement

Posted by on Feb 4, 2020

As an educator with 27 years of teaching experience, and a mentor, I take great interest in my students. I have known one student since he was 4, and he’s now 15. He attends GNS, a private school in Victoria, and told me that the principal of the Middle School has created a “No Contact” rule. What exactly is the nature of this rule, and why was it created? He stated that the...

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Beating the Odds.

Posted by on Feb 3, 2020

Beating the Odds                                                                               by Lindsay Lewis   He thought they had covered eventualities the small assurances of life years of counting carbs and slathering sunscreem petunias, seeding in spring He thought he knew the texture of his life wife at his fingertips filling cups with coffee: Black, rich, dark. He always dealt in...

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