Thursday, November 23, 2006

NOW they tell me

I know I promised no more teaching blogs, but, well, there's no other news today. And I'm annoyed.

So, after three weeks of having no clue what I'm meant to be teaching, I finally think I'm getting the hang of it... and then today Wanna pulls me aside and tells me that oh, actually, they don't want me to do it the way I'm doing it, they want me to do it like this. So much for the hours I've spent planning lessons! The best bit is the reason she gave: "you ask our students write, but our students, they can't write". Still, at least they've finally decided to tell me what they want me to teach.

2 Comments:

At 10:00 am, Blogger Queen of Sheeba said...

Do you get the feeling that Thai teachers run off the philosophy that if the students can't do it, then why try to teach it to them? Panyupans favorit line is: "easy easy". And that her students aren't good in English. Maybe if you stoped the easy easy and gave them a chalange they might rise to it?
I like the teaching stories. They make me relize that I am not a bad teacher and that maybe it is the system here and not me.

 
At 5:40 pm, Blogger Steppie said...

they no write, they no speakee .. you go on big holiday instead, yes?!

 

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