In 2019 I'm looking to step out of my comfort zone again, take on new challenges and gain a whole bundle of courage.
Terve! Olen Claire... Which means, 'Hello, I'm Claire' in Finnish. Although, apparently, Finnish people would struggle to pronounce my name because they don't have the 'ai' together... Interesting right?! My first day back at BEET meant only two double lessons before lunch, followed by an INSET. As a new teacher these INSETs are extremely insightful... Continue Reading →
Happy Friday lovely followers! Hopefully you've all had an enjoyable week. I realize I've been awfully quiet the past two weeks and this is mainly due to the fact that I've not been working at BEET. I have been inundated with emails, interviews, skype calls etc all for heading out to China. Last Thursday I... Continue Reading →
WELL. After yesterday going so well, I guess I shouldn't be so surprised that my first lesson wasn't a total success. Trying to explain auxiliary verbs at intermediate level just didn't work for me. I don't know why, I just COULD NOT EXPLAIN THEM. Argh! It must have been so painful to watch. A total... Continue Reading →
(is over!) and here's a slightly late update on it... HECTIC. MENTAL. STRESSFUL. PULLING MY HAIR OUT. Wow. Guys. Week three was intense! By far the most intense week of studying yet. With lesson plans coming out of my eyes and tears flowing from my eyeballs as I write assignments and re-submissions galore... (okay, three,... Continue Reading →