Laura Grace Tarpley

Laura Grace Tarpley

About Laura Grace Tarpley

Laura Grace Tarpley is a freelance writer and English teacher in Shenzhen, China. She enjoys tinkering with crossword puzzles, reading Bill Bryson books, and taking naps on her huge couch. Follow her travels on her Instagram and Twitter. Or you can check out her blog, Let’s Go, Tarpley!

A Typical Day Teaching at a Public School in China

Congratulations! You’ve just been hired to teach at a public school in China. Now that you have the job, you might be wondering what to expect. What will your daily schedule look like? I’m going to break down a typical day in the life of a public school English teacher in [...]

2019-08-21T03:04:22+00:00August 21st, 2019|Articles, Life in China|0 Comments

The Do’s and Do Not’s for How to Spend Your Free Time in China

When you’re a teacher, you spend about 40 hours per week at school. But don’t forget that life as an expat in China isn’t all about work. It’s important to make use of your time off. How should you spend evenings and weekends? Here are some “do’s” and “do [...]

2018-11-30T02:37:32+00:00November 28th, 2018|Articles, Life in China|0 Comments

No Technology? 5 Blackout Lesson Ideas for Primary School

What is a blackout lesson?Sometimes classroom computers crash. Projectors break. The electricity goes out. Guess what? You still have to teach. All those lesson plans and carefully thought-out activities go out the window. Classes held without technology are known as blackout lessons.Having a blackout lesson sprung on you is annoying, to say [...]

2018-08-30T06:01:38+00:00August 30th, 2018|Articles|0 Comments
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