When it works, it works well…

This week has been a good week for classes. I have been doing job interviews/job fairs with the students and they all took to it really well. Even my small classes did it reasonably well. Last Friday afternoon I had to tell my afternoon students off for using their phones in class, but this week…

Things move along, as normal

Now the semester has started and I’ve taught all my classes. Senior 1 are an interesting bunch – the teachers are mostly new and a couple have already observed my lesson. I have many new students, and some old ones. My first lesson with a Senior 2 class – one I taught last year –…

And so it begins…

Yes, that's right, the new school year has begun. The last few days have been busy. As grade leader for Senior 1, I've been responsible for planning the first three lessons of the semester, so we can, effectively, hit the ground running. I was pleased that I was able to send around two lessons, pretty…

I’m melting, I’m tired, I have to unpack, but I did get a free (extra) breakfast!

So it's back to the Middle Kingdom... I have returned! Back to China, Back to Beijing, Back to Ren Da Fu Zhong. And good news! Now, finally, I have a liaison teacher for Senior 1 who I can communicate with. Whatsmore, she seems really keen and pro-active, which is even better. I have planned the…