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

The Ultimate Primary School Survival Guide in 8 Easy Steps

I thought I was ready. It was the middle of my fourth week teaching primary school in Shenzhen at 5:12pm in the convenience store at the bottom of my apartment building. This was not my first visit here, nor was it my first time stopping here immediately after work buying just one thing: [...]

2017-05-19T09:44:50+00:00 May 3rd, 2017|Articles, Teaching|0 Comments
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