Listening to Wanbi’s advice

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This article was published on Yan News in Vietnamese a while back. I still have not to date published the full version anywhere except my Facebook. Since it’s getting harder and harder to dig this story out of my old Facebook …

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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 #3: Teacher’s Pet

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I have a teacher’s pet. No it’s not a student. Well, it COULD be. But definitely not a paying student. It’s a cat. At the nearest school at which I teach, there is a new kitten running around. It’s very …

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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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I am so… incredibly honoured

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I have always protested that I’m not a teacher. I do teach sometimes. But I hate it when I tell people in Vietnam that I live here and they automatically say “Oh you’re a teacher” and I get very annoyed …

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