Tag Archives: school

Please turn the heat down.

With winter coming to slow close I’m very happy to see the temperature creeping back up and out of the below freezing range. Life is a lot nicer when I don’t have to wrap my head in scarf just so my face doesn’t freeze off with frostbite. However somebody had forgotten to tell our building [...]

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Scheduling damn meetings!

One of the things I’ve had to deal with since changing my position is handling schedules, especially when it comes to arranging meetings. I’ve always been one of those people that arrives to everything early, or at very least will get there early and then wait around to the starting time. I’ve always seen it [...]

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Protected: Looking good on top of the TV.

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Christmas Party ’11.

I held my first major event for the school yesterday as ours, and three other of our schools, had our Christmas Party last night after work. Despite the teachers being tired, they worked tremendously hard and and ensured the students all had a wonderful time at the Great Wall Sheraton Hotel. The planning had been [...]

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Protected: More great news.

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Organizing and MC’ing a Teacher’s Conference.

It has been a crazy last few weeks, hence you haven’t heard a lot from me, but I’m back, for the moment anyway. Over the last month I’ve been very busy setting up a teacher’s conference for our schools over the Beijing area. Every 6 months, our teachers come together (there’s about 60 or 70 [...]

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Protected: Accolades.

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Halloween Party ’11.

Yesterday was the Halloween party at the academy. Usually, I get quite into the Halloween parties, but this year I guess I didn’t really have much of a spirit in me for it. As with last year, we had planned what we wanted to do beforehand. I was determined not to do the pumpkin bowling [...]

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Green scarves.

Being a teacher one of the most disappointing aspects of doing the job is watching certain students underachieve. For one reason or another, these children don’t reach the levels that we know they can, and we, as teachers, often have to explain to parents why little Jimmy is doing as well as he could. Most [...]

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Teacher’s Day, 2011.

Today was Teacher’s Day in China today and having experienced Teacher’s Day here last year, I knew none of the students were going to buy any of the teacher’s anything. For all their iPads, iPhones, and expensive shoes and clothes, none of the parents or students thought it would be nice to give a small [...]

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