Tag Archives: Humor

Vote Sugar for Participation!

26 Dec
Me: Your assignment is NOT a presentation — you are supposed to lead a class discussion.
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Student: Β I don’t understand.
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Me: You ask the class questions and get them to participate and talk. 😐
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Student: Β Our grade means the class has to TALK to us? But teacher, this is not the China way. Maybe we do not like to talk in class. Maybe we will all have a very bad grade.
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Me (in my mind): Welcome to the life of the laowai laoshi (foreign teacher) and the struggle for participation!
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Me (in reality): You can do this. Maybe call on people one by one. Or ask your friends to help you. Or offer the first person to talk candy.
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Student: . . . . . . .Β πŸ˜‘
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WeChat 5 minutes later . . . . “You may use every way to force your classmates to work for you. Teacher Olivia recommends sugar.”
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Me: Bwahahahahahahahaha . . . Behold, the power of sugar! πŸ˜πŸ˜†πŸ€£πŸ‘πŸ¨πŸ¬πŸ­πŸ«πŸ°πŸŽ‚πŸͺ🍩

#Movie Night!

20 Dec

​Gathers the shells AND holds your phone! The all-around perfect movie night companion!

Actually, #sunflower seeds are REALLY popular as a snack here in #China – my students always bring a ton to movie night 😜

Abbreviations are CRAZY

28 Nov
Me: “If I give you Q, TVC, and TFC you can find TC, AVC, AFC, SMC, ATC, etc.”
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Students: πŸ˜“πŸ˜΅
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Me: 🀣 Let’s try it step by step. . .

Door #Warmers – Life Up North

18 Oct

​#Changchun (my home city in #China ) just started putting up these red ‘door’ warmers for the winter.  Supposedly, it’s so that our hands don’t freeze to the door handle. πŸ˜±β„  If your doors need anti-freeze mechanisms, It’s time to just give up, bury yourself in a blankie, and hibernate until Spring comes next JULY! (**Apparently, I moved to the frozen tundra 😭)  

To be fair. . . . We’ve been wearing heavy winter coats, hats, Thermal gloves, scarves, and breathing smoke signals since mid-October

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#BacktoSchool

10 Oct

This is what happens when there is an 8-day Holiday and then you are the teacher for the 8:00am morning class😜  Break time – they start to crash!

Heading Home

7 Oct

​Waiting to head home to #China!

RANT: Reminded how much I HATE #United Airlines.  Had to pay $100 for my second suitcase – KoreanAir, JAL, Air China, China Southern . . . . all give me two suitcases when flying to Asia from US.  Not the American airline company though!. 

Rant over – now Waiting at my gate 😜 Judging by the #dinosaur bones – it might be a long wait πŸ˜‚ Flight just delayed Due to broken plane. 😣

#Teaching Humor ~ #Holiday Misses

30 Sep

That moment when you are supposed to have 93 students in class, but the school re-scheduled your class for the Saturday before a week long National Holiday. . . . and so only 9 students arrive. Then you go to your 65 student class and have exactly ONE poor boy come alone. Oh well, extra credit handed out and movie party/class about aligning incentives correctly went on like planned πŸ€£πŸ˜‚

You can share my #Umbrella

26 Sep

​Think it might be rainy outside???  What was your first clue? πŸ˜œπŸ’¦β˜”

Teaching Confusion. . . .

24 Sep
I have more than 600 students this semester between all three classes I teach (I teach the entire junior and sophomore years – – all majors). But there is always that magic moment when a student adds me on Wechat with the profile image of a random (though adorable) bunny, the username “RainbowsareCute🌺” and the clarifying statement “Teacher, I am your student. What chapter is for the next class?. . . . . .
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Well, that’s a VERY good question. If I knew how I knew you, I could possible know the answer πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ’š Let us now ponder the mystery together!

Inside Voice, Outside Voice, #Teaching Voice

12 Sep

Roger (the totally awesome IT guy) came to class today to install a new microphone. He asked if I needed one. I said “No, I’m pretty loud without it.” Girl in the back of a room of roughly 96 students — “Oh yes, we can hear very good.” Me: πŸ€£πŸ˜‚. . . Roger: Oh. I think you do not need this. It’s okay. Me: LOL. I thought not.

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