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

5 ESL Topics to Get Your Students Talking

As an ESL teacher in China, one thing that we all struggle with on more than one occasion is getting our students to speak. I can recall countless stories exchanged between me and my fellow expat teachers involving a well-planned lesson brought to its knees by silence. Often, the problem [...]

2017-08-30T07:26:32+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Articles, Teaching|0 Comments

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
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