What I’ve learned so far in teaching

It’s hard to believe that I’ve already been teaching over half a year! Throughout these past months, I’ve picked up some very helpful advice from colleagues as well as learned from my own mistakes. Here’s a brief compilation of what I’ve learned so far in my first year of teaching:   1. Parents. I wouldn’t…

Photo Scavenger Hunt Ideas!

This morning, the school had an Easter party/surprise bridal shower (for one of our teachers) at Eau Claire Market. Each class was in charge of coming up with a game to “teach” the rest of the school. There were many laughs as students tossed eggs, wrapped each other up in toilet paper, and stuck raw…

Speed Dating at School

Good day to you dear reader! I made my students speed date today but not in the way you might think! You see, this week our theme is on People, so naturally I taught physical descriptions and personality traits to my class. And what better way to wrap it all up than creating a fictional dating…

When My Plan Fails

When I got to the school today, I realized that I had forgotten my USB at home. I had all my worksheets and activities and games that I had planned for the day stored in that memory stick. Luckily, I had my laptop with me and managed to e-mail most of it to myself and…

Fun with Phrasal Verbs!

I know, how much more fun can grammar get?? Recently, one of my students requested a lesson on phrasal verbs. I have never taught phrasal verbs before so I did a bit of research on them one day and found out another reason why people say English is one of the most complicated languages to…

For Anyone Who Loves Word Games…

I tried this game with my students today for the first time and they LOVED it! Originally, this game has nothing to do with words, but instead with numbers. The idea of using words instead of numbers suddenly came to me yesterday, so I tweaked a few things here and there and that’s how this…