Effective Ways to Discipline Your Chinese Students

Disciplining my students was the most challenging aspect of teaching in China. However, learning to do it well was probably the most valuable teaching tool I acquired. In my public primary school classroom, I typically had at least 50 kids per class. That’s a lot of energy to (attempt [...]

2017-11-08T07:09:32+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Articles, Teaching|0 Comments

How to Write an Effective ESL Lesson Plan

I’ll admit, writing out detailed daily lesson plans isn’t for every ESL teacher. Some people think better when they are flexible about how their classes unfold. However, I encourage everyone to write out at least a few carefully developed lesson plans when they first start teaching ESL in [...]

2017-10-12T08:13:06+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Articles, Teaching|0 Comments

Rules for Primary School Classrooms

On your first day in a new primary school classroom, it’s helpful to establish class rules. If you set guidelines, your students will always know what you expect from them, as well as what they should expect from you. Initially, I worried that my grade 1 and 2 students would have trouble [...]

2017-09-07T02:44:59+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Articles, Teaching|0 Comments
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