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I Held a Ukrainian Woman Hostage for Twenty Minutes: an Epic Tale of Forgetting When Class Ends

Since I’m still a baby teacher, it takes me forever to plan a lesson. I still feel like I have no idea what I’m doing, so I spend hours researching English grammar and plotting out examples and explanations. My last … Continue reading

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Second Official English Lesson

As I mentioned before, the school I was hired at gave me absolutely no guidance as to how I was supposed to teach. They basically threw a textbook at me and said, “Teach something.” As a brand-new, baby teacher, this … Continue reading

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Fuck My Lesson Plans: a Lesson on Giving a Bad Grammar Lesson

About a week and a half into the teacher training program, I made an important discovery: I was exhausted. I’d already taught three lessons at this point. Each day I’d had to teach (and most of the other days, too), … Continue reading

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