Hi, I’m Eric from Tucson, Arizona. I live in Washington, DC and next month I will begin work as a strategic research consultant for Education Advisory Board, a professional services firm serving colleges and universities.
Who were the best teachers you had at school? Probably not the teacher who bored you to tears! Was it the teacher who let you get away with chatting to friends all class? Or the one who was passionate, inspirational and engaging? Those teachers who gave us a lasting impression are the ones who had clear goals in the classroom. In other words, they had a teaching philosophy.
I’ve now been living and teaching with York English in China for just over 3 months. I can’t quite believe how quickly the time has flown by. Here are my 5 tips on surviving as an ESL teacher!
My new office, the Da Ru branch, is approximately 10 minutes walk from my flat – I timed myself. I couldn’t be happier. Public transport here is more than adequate but I have no legible timetable, and the buses appear to arrive as and when they please. Being able to eradicate the stress of timing my journey to work gives me indescribable pleasure, and delays my need of an inevitable E-Bike. Ssshh, don’t tell my Mom!
Since arriving and teaching in China, the teaching life has played such a huge role in my day to day time here, I thought 12 months down the line it was about time to finally fill you all in on the day to day life of Louise the teacher!