Showing posts from August, 2018

One week back...

Well, it has been about a week at my new subbing gig as an ESL teacher at the Canadian Language Learning College in Halifax. I have to say I was definitely a little nervous to be teaching again, but those feeling quickly disappeared as I stood in front of my class. As many experienced teachers can tell you, it's amazing how quickly your teaching instincts and skills come back to you when your put in this type of situation, and it happened to me as well...It's truly like riding a bicycle again.

I'm currently covering for one teacher who is away for a couple weeks, and by far his most interesting class to me has been his short story elective that runs in the afternoon. Basically, I choose a short story prior to the class, then we (myself and an advanced level class) read the story together and work on vocabulary, pronunciation, comprehension, etc. I've never taught a class focused solely on short stories, so I'm really enjoying it. It also helps that the students hav…

Back to School

Hey Everyone,
I know it's been a while since my last post, but so much has changed over the past few months. I left my job as International Education Coordinator at the university I was working for and moved all the way across the country to start a new life near family and friends. Another huge change is I have decided to go back to teaching English (at least for now) and I just started a new job at a language college in Halifax that starts next week. Going back to teaching is both an exciting and nerve-wracking experience and I can appreciate how new teachers feel. These are some of the questions floating around in my head:

- Do I still have what it takes to teach English?
- Have the students changed since I last taught? And if so, how?
- How will this new workplace differ from the last school I taught at?
- Is this the right choice for my career path?

And so many more questions......

Over the next couple weeks, I'll be posting how this experience goes. Also, I'd love t…