I decided to do an end-of-the-semester student survey. This way, if there are any concerns and/or valid suggestions, I can address them now in the final month. A few comments stood out. I can't but gravitate toward this comment. "You're too young", said one student. Part of me wants to address this concern and help … Continue reading “You’re too young” – a valid critique?
A year of traveling the world comes to an end and I have to return to a normal working life at some point. Going back to my previous school, KCIS, seems like the most logical step, and, thankfully, they are happy to have me back! So it begins. School year 2017/2018. It warms my heart … Continue reading Mr. Sun Returns!
Nothings warms your heart quite like a nicely coloured note at the end of the day. Lately, I've been feeling disheartened about my grade 8s. One class in particular has been especially bad at handing in their projects. I don't blame them really, as they are bombarded with tests, homework and god-knows-what. It's always nice to be … Continue reading Token of appreciation
One of the many things that set Kang Chiao apart from other schools is the focus on extra-curricular activities. Each grade level has a special event: Singapore Trip, Sun Moon Lake swim (泳渡日月潭), Jia Ming Lake hike (圓夢嘉明湖), Cross-Island walk (橫跨中橫), and Round-Island biking (單車環島)...etc. It is really quite an impressive list. This year I … Continue reading Jia Ming Lake Hike 圓夢嘉明湖 2014/2015
The beginning of a new school year is always fun and exciting, albeit nerve wrecking. This year I am very, very lucky to have my own classroom. Due to increased enrolment, I landed in a newly-renovated classroom. Look at the view too! Spent the day getting acquainted with new colleagues and setting up the classroom. … Continue reading New classroom, new school year!
4 months later, I feel much more comfortable at Kang Chiao. It's extremely gratifying seeing how I've progressed as a teacher over the past four months, and see the challenges I've overcome. Owning the classroom is so important. As a teacher, classroom is my arena. I set the pace and everything else that goes with it. I am … Continue reading Owning the classroom
So the 2012/2013 school year came to an end, so was my time at Khalsa School Vancouver. Fast forward a few months, life has taken me to Taipei, Taiwan. Out of the few schools I contacted, I was lucky to be offered a position right away at Kang Chiao Bilingual School. I'll be teaching English Lit … Continue reading A new adventure in Taiwan – Kang Chiao Bilingual School