8 Things Every ESL Teacher Should Keep at Their Desk

When teaching English in China, you always need to be on your toes. In the nearly three years I have been here, there have been times when I’ve been asked to teach a lesson without much prior planning. The computer mysteriously malfunctioned, another teacher fell ill, somebody told you last-minute your [...]

2017-06-28T08:07:45+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Articles, Teaching|0 Comments

Teaching While Sick

A few times a year we all succumb to some sort of illness. Coming down with a cold at your regular job stinks; you sit at your desk with a sweater and a cup of tea and do your best to power through the work day. Being sick as a teacher, [...]

2017-06-21T13:44:17+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Articles, Teaching|0 Comments

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 [...]

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