Month: April 2016

When parents neglect the studies of their Children

When parents are neglecting their children’s learning of English, how can they complain about a lack of results and progress? “Teacher, my child is not feeling well, we’re not coming to class today!” “Teacher, my child has another important class this week, we’re not coming to class today!” “Teacher, I am so busy I cannot take my child to school, we’re not coming to class today!” “Teacher, I forgot we have class today. It is already too late; we will not come today!” “Teacher …” You’d be surprised how often I heard excuses like these, when parent’s decided that...

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Those little moments

A couple of weeks ago, I was teaching one of my first classes at the new POP Kids learning center in Dadukou. As I was walking around the halls, waiting for my class to begin, I started noticing these two girls following me around. Now, in itself, that is not uncommon for me. I am tall, my skin is white and I am bald but I have a beard, I am pretty much always the center of attention when I am at work. It bothered me at first, but I have to admit that after 6 years of teaching...

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