Tag Archives: teaching

2011 Winter Academy starts.

Today is the start of our winter academy at work. With Chinese New Year coming up, it means most students are now on holiday for the next couple of weeks, so the academy runs additional classes during the week so the parents can send their little terrors angels to us instead of having to look [...]

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A growing concern with a student.

The other day I mentioned a dilemma I had with one of my students plagiarising some homework from the internet. After a stern talking to afterwards, I was hoping to see a big improvement from him yesterday in class with this weeks homework. However the students, who is almost always present for class, didn’t show [...]

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Protected: Idea for class and teacher conference.

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Protected: Sitting the Cambridge University Teaching Knowledge Test.

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One day left of Summer Camp '10.

With one day left of summer camp, I’m happy to see it come to an end. The last four weeks haven’t be so bad for me, or the other foreign teachers, but the three local Chinese teachers took a hammering as one of the local Chinese teachers left half way through the camp, causing their [...]

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Protected: Parent / student orientation class.

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Protected: A class of three-year-olds.

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Protected: Getting some classes under my belt.

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Protected: Gearing up for my first class.

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Feeling the old spark again.

My first day back at work and I have to say I feel a lot better than when I left for my vacation. Before leaving I felt tired, exhausted, and completely de-motivated at work. Yesterday I felt that old spark back again, didn’t feel tired, and was full of energy. About half my classes have [...]

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