As a teacher, you’re not supposed to share your personal life with your students, at least not anything beyond what they already know about life in general and what they consider to be pretty unmeaningful in the grand scheme of life (your marriage, your eating, your drinking coffee). Heck you should hide from them the fact you have bowel movements.
The same precaution should be applied to fellow teachers and…Continue
When selecting a school to work at, select a school that has upward mobility. A school that has what you want. Some of these schools don’t have upward mobility, whatsoever. Some of them are just very structured. They’re government jobs. And you work the same position year after year, doing the same things. Many don’t even allow innovation within the classroom, so you can’t even grow beyond the old models of teaching. How does that sound? Sounds like a slow and…Continue
We’ve reached a point in time where you can almost always avoid reinventing the wheel.
Memory games are spectacular for getting the students off your back, particularly in countries where raw human-derived memorization is considered the path to success. This is why people love talking to parrots.
Getting the students to stretch their memories is an easy task to give them.…Continue