8 Great Activities for Primary School Classrooms

My husband and I teach at a public primary school in Shenzhen, China. While the children are adorable and hilarious, teaching English to little kids can be challenging for several reasons. First, they have an overwhelming amount of energy. Second, they have short attention spans. The younger they are, the more often we [...]

Reward Systems: The Key to Motivated Students and Classroom Management

When I came to China as an inexperienced new teacher, I was ready for an adventure. I’d completed all the modules in my TEFL courses and felt like I had learned a lot, but I was worried about classroom management. The thought buzzed around my head like a fly as I sat on the plane, [...]

2017-05-19T09:44:49+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Articles, Teaching|0 Comments

6 Things I Can Afford in China I Can’t Afford in the West

People often associate traveling with spending money. However, when you live in China, the cost of living is so low that you can experience new cultures while keeping costs down. Here are a few things I treat myself to in China that I rarely considered splurging on in America. 1. Eating Out This [...]

2017-05-19T09:44:49+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Articles, Life in China|0 Comments
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