Tag Archives: teaching

Bali Intermission: End of the Year Assessment Or How I Learned to Let Go of Teaching Expectations and Actually TEACH

A brief intermission from the Bali adventures…. This week marks the finals week of the 2011-2012 school year. The foreign language department of roughly twenty lovely Thai teachers is a roller coaster of silence and noise, inactivity and frantic flurries. … Continue reading

Posted in Teaching | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Teach the Teacher: Successes from My First Semester of Teaching

First semester of teaching is successfully over. (Round of applause). We’re now into our third week of the second semester at our high school teaching job and there are a few things I’ve learned from the gig itself and from … Continue reading

Posted in Teaching | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Breakthrough

The past week I’ve spent each morning trying to toss a few English words into the spongey brains of Thai elementary schoolers. Cute, sweet and adorable as they are, the task is not an easy one. Each morning I head … Continue reading

Posted in Teaching | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hey Teach!

Day 8 Teacher Training. Your Mission, should you choose to accept it: Get students who natively speak another language to converse comfortably in English. Easy? Sure! I speak English purrty good. This’ll be a piece of cake….Right? We’ve spent nearly … Continue reading

Posted in Teaching | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment