A language barrier can greatly affect a relationship between people. People can misinterpret each other’s signals, which can lead to awkwardness, distrust and ZERO productivity. During my time as an ESL teacher I have learnt several methods that can help prevent a negative experience from occurring: 1. Speak Slowly Most ESL speakers can pick up … More A Teacher’s Take: Eight ways to communicate with someone who doesn’t speak English well!
I sat down with my class of students. I was teaching them English, specifically creative writing. They were a low ability class who struggled significantly with their writing. I decided to trial my newly invented method. By the end of the lesson, I was left amazed by the work that they had produced! As an … More A Teacher’s Take: A Step by Step Guide to Creative Writing for Beginners
Overcoming your fear is widely discussed topic. Many people have spoken about the importance of conquering your fears and achieving your goals. Now I am not disagreeing with this notion. I think it is of the utmost importance that we don’t let fear control our lives, however, I believe that there is an alternative method … More A Teacher’s Take: How we can use Fear to Find our Happiness
In my previous blogs I’ve mentioned that I am a teacher and I teach at an ESL school. I’ve been teaching there for three and years and I’ve loved it. However, there have been moments that I have had doubts about my career and I’ve wondered if I could do more. As a result I … More A Police Officer or a Teacher? My Journey to Self-Discovery and Happiness
Today’s blog is about the importance of belonging to something. I learnt this after being interviewed by an ex-teacher for a research project they were doing. He asked me ‘what impact does moving to another country have upon a student’s mental state?’ I explained to him that students can lose self-confidence, feel isolated, lonely, homesick and, … More A Teacher’s Take: The link between Belonging to Something and Happiness
Hey Everyone, My name is Damian and I’m a teacher. I became a teacher to help people. Pure and simple. Now why have I created a blog? My desire to help people goes beyond the classroom. Firstly, I’d like to say that I hate preaching to people. I love listening and sharing. That is the … More A Teacher’s Take: Why start a blog?