Year to all TEFL teachers out there, even those cowboy ones who hate teaching and just use it as a means to travel. For
my first blog this year, here are my New Year TEFL
resolutions. Let’s see whether any apply to you. Take them with a pinch of salt, it's been a long Christmas.
What about you? Have you got any new resolutions? Have a good one.
- I will make the most of my DELTA,
and not forget that I busted my arse off for a year or so to become a better
- I will correct student’s
pronunciation more, even if I understand them, and especially if I know that they
will never pronounce like a native speaker.
- I will change students round in
their chairs, and not let evil gangs develop in my classroom.
- I will blog more about tefl, and try to respond to comments within at least a week.
- I will not speak to students in a
cockney, Geordie, or American accent in the hope they will improve their range
of listening skills (or maybe I will actually).
- I will clean my board once a week. I
don’t mean rub out the words, but actually clean it, so there isn't a strange blue mist constantly floating around.
- I will do more phonetics activities
in class, especially considering the amount of time I spent teaching my
students the sounds and symbols.
- I will play more games with my
students, and be patient if it kicks off in the process.
- I will not pretend that I didn’t
hear my students swearing at each other instead of taking action.
- I will continue to remember that
there are many worse jobs than teaching English, and enjoy my life at work.
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