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 [...]

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
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