Tag Archives: Teaching

Farewell

The last few weeks in Shenzhen were…. actually rather enjoyable. Refusing to allow the only activities on offer in this Godforsaken city roll us out chubbier, defeated and a little bit dead inside, we decided to look beyond the 8 … Continue reading

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Round Two

I am now once again back in the shack for my second term.  Although I was dreading it terribly and spent the 9.5 hour flight between Sydney and Hong Kong in deep despair, someone ‘up there’ has decided to finally … Continue reading

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New Year’s Hong Kong Style

新年快乐! Happy New Year! I have just returned from what was quite possibly one of the best New Year’s celebrations I have ever had. If the saying, ‘start as you mean to go on’ has any truth to it, this year … Continue reading

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China Giveth and (almost immediately) China Taketh Away.

So here is a snapshot of a typical day in China. This morning I had three classes to teach back to back. The first two are Grade 4 and they are reasonably intelligent so those classes are always enjoyable. The … Continue reading

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Guest Lecturer for a Morning.

On Wednesday, I had a typically ‘China’ experience. I was told a couple of days ago that I was going to go to another school in a suburb named Longgang to give a guest lesson. Of course this was after … Continue reading

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Raging

Into the second week of teaching and as it’s still early in the week I still have to face the grade 2’s. These classes actually make me HATE children with a passion. Obviously I don’t blame it on the children … Continue reading

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