Lindsay from APEC English Garden
Almost half a year ago we had Lindsay, as our first guest HERE!!!
If you want to review that episode mostly about teaching young kids, this is the link.
Now, Lindsay has been on a roller coaster, NOT ONLY since this talk, but honestly since I know her (which is meanwhile 6, 7, ??? years.)
From KG ESL teacher to University ESL teacher to self-employed school owner to full time manager for ESL in after school and KG and now, she has decided to take a huge step again.
Life seems to send her VERY straight messages, (that have had me quite worried about her several times) and today she talks about these stories without drama or exaggeration. And what decisions and conclusions she has drawn, and how she is getting the support she needs for these new steps.
A talk that shows without doubt, how interesting life for a passionate educator can be.
Don't miss it.
Questions and comments are welcome.
And if you are happy to share your own story ( I know you have a few) please get in touch.
What I learned as a teacher in Government schools
I worked in government schools for over 10 years.
What I learned here as a teacher is a lot.
Today's radio is related to one part of this, ~~~Homework.
Last week I did a Facebook Live on '3 things that changed completely for me -thanks to- COVID' and one of them being
the way I assign homework,
the way kids hand them in
and the content of homework.
Thank you for listening and asking questions, and those of you who haven't watched it yet, try to give it a go, and check, maybe before listening to the radio here on my FB Page:
After the Live I got the following questions, which inspired me to talk a bit about the difference of
'teaching in government schools<>teaching in my own private school'
I know there are lots of other options, like
teaching in afternoon schools
teaching as an employee in a private school,
but today I focus on government<>own private school
here are the questions I got:
I’d really like to know more about HW you set. 1. Do you give the younger kids a sheet with the parts of the story written on it so they can only draw? 2. Can they come up with the story ending in L1? 3. What if there is a child who never does HW. 4. What HW would you recommend for 2nd graders in government school. It's their second year of English 1 X week. Their parent ask for HW but they're used to worksheets and memorization of words without context. I'm new to the school and looking for the best ways of setting HW. I can use WhatsApp to send videos for input, that's all I've been offered so far..
I hope I have answered all of the questions.
For those who have no time to listen.
My short answer is:
No homework in government schools!
Let me know if you have additional questions, in the comments HERE or ON FB!
Looking forward to chatting again, next week!