Monday, March 19, 2012

Incident in class today...

During my Intermediate class this morning, a student asked to leave the class. I assumed it was for a visit to the bathroom. I became suspicious when he didn't return after 5minutes.

While I was helping some students at the back of the classroom, I glanced out of the window across the street (we were on the 3rd floor) and I saw my student!..walking out of a coffee shop and sitting at one of their tables.

I was near livid!

Thing is, when I had a word with him later, he merely said he was hungry and couldn't understand what the problem was.

MY problem is that if one student starts doing that, what respect and authority does it reflect on me... and what stops others from just quitting class halfway and going out for a cup of coffee or a sandwich?

Working with a classroom of adults where some of them are older than I am can make classroom management a bit of a sticky situation at times.

My feeble excuses

I've been trying to figure out why I'm not writing as often as I used to before (when I was in Korea ...or even, East London, for that matter) and I could only come up with one reason:

I don't have a comfortable "writing spot" where I can just sit down and let rip with the words. Of course, I have my netbook, but the battery life isn't as strong so I need a power outlet.

I don't know... poor excuse?

Another reason is that I have been too tired to sit and type at night.
Another lousy excuse.

So much has happened (and is happening) that I need to blog about...especially with regards to TESL and teaching, in general.

...oh, another reason is my (lack of) internet access :(

I need to make an effort to blog more and not let cobwebs gather on here....which it has been doing.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Happy Birthday, Mum!

Happy Birthday to my dearest mum... 
Wish I was home to celebrate with her!