Brendan O'Shea

About Brendan O'Shea

Brendan O'Shea is an EFL teacher, freelance writer, and wannabe world traveler living in Shenzhen, China. Between exploring new destinations, Brendan enjoys reading, playing chess, and following sports. Follow his teaching and traveling journey on Twitter and Instagram, or read up on his experiences on his personal blog: Teach and Travels!

School Activities Outside the Classroom

When it comes to on-the-job responsibilities and activities in your TEFL career, the majority of your work will revolve around teaching in the classroom. However, throughout the course of the school year, various opportunities will present themselves that will allow you to branch outside of the classroom and become more involved [...]

2019-05-08T07:03:13+00:00May 8th, 2019|Articles, Teaching|0 Comments

Chinese Festivals – Winter and Spring

Chinese Festivals During the First Half of the Year One of the most interesting experiences of living in China is the opportunity to learn about the various festivals that are home to the country. Coming from America, I’ve grown up taking holidays such as Christmas, Thanksgiving, and the Fourth of July [...]

2019-04-24T05:21:00+00:00April 24th, 2019|Articles, Life in China|0 Comments

The Challenge of Creating Effective and Engaging Lesson Plans in TEFL Classrooms

Creating lesson plans is something that is always on the minds of teachers, whether they be fresh-faced novices or seasoned veterans of the craft. Lesson plans can be considered the backbone of education: what you prepare is what your students receive. It can be difficult to know what information to include, [...]

2019-04-10T03:58:43+00:00April 10th, 2019|Articles, Teaching|0 Comments
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