Tag: school

testing, testing… 123

Isn’t it kinda funny/strange how Korean teachers commonly use microphones for teaching class?  When I first saw my co-teacher show up to class with a mic in hand and a mini speaker strapped around her body, I laughed.  It is pretty comical looking. Today this is me.  With every syllable I speak, my throat burns

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In the ESL Classroom- What (I think) is Hot Now

After a few years of teaching at a public middle school, I’ve found that the best way to create a captivating class is to use the textbook material in a new, updated and relatable way.  The best ways I found to do this were through: A) Pictures-  More particularly gifs.  My students love gifs.  Of

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In the ESL Classroom- “Any volunteers?”

If you’re an ESL teacher at a public school, like me, then you’ve probably been in this situation. The textbook has dialogues that the students are supposed to practice speaking.  And we all know how much they hate speaking.  I’ve found, though, that they are much more willing to speak in unison as a class

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Graduation

Today was graduation day at my school.  The 3rd year students were sent off and en route to high school.  Today had me thinking of endings and I couldn’t help but whine to myself, ” is it my graduation day yet?”  And by “graduation day” I mean the day I get to book it out of this

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