Adventures in Teaching: My teacher is a rabbit !

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I’ve had great fun at school this week. I mostly have pretty short classes of only 30 minutes, and while you’re supposed to teach a certain topic every class, you’re also told that you should play games with the kids …

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Kindergarten Cop

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One of my pleasures in life while living in South East Asia is meeting some of the unusual characters who visit or live here themselves. Not only the locals, but also the foreign tourists and the ex-pats. I must admit …

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Confidence boost

Teaching is great. I love it. I’m even willing to say now that I am a “teacher”. It’s by no means the only thing I am, but right now it’s my primary occupation, and it’s how a lot of people …

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Great Moments in Teaching #4: School’s out !

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If you teach… don’t do it where you live. I mean, sure… it’s convenient to be able to walk about 300 meters to school. But there is a downside, especially when there are several schools in your area. Why ? …

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Great moments in teaching #2: My mum wants to know where you’re from

So, I was back at my regular school near my home tonight. I don’t like the teaching methods there quite as much as some of the other schools, but the principal is a really, really caring guy. He’s gruff and …

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Great moments in teaching #1: Oppa Gangnam Style !

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Ok, so here’s the first article of my column “Great moments in teaching”. I really can’t tell you much that’s interesting about my other jobs since they are IT and Journalism and not much of interest happens in them that …

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Good evening teacher !

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When I came to Vietnam I was adamant “I am not here to be an English teacher. I have real skills other than just speaking English”. I looked down on many of the English teachers because they were culturally ignorant, …

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