Tag Archives: Teacher

All Rise for the Monthly Reading of the Cute Boy Band Memorandum!

25 Aug

Someone’s Hot Guys Magazine came in yesterday!
And by someone, I mean the 3 female students sitting in front of me in the auditorium. And by hot guys, I mean a boy band group of some type. Three magazines filled with pictures of the boy band group being all awesome and, according to a credible source (aka Girl #1) ‘wow!’. The girls were so excited, sharing the magazines between them and already folding down faves. Then break struck and the rest of their crew arrived to check it out. Lol, I haven’t seen so much fangirling since the tall French boy came for study abroad and had the girls hanging out in the Bridge Café to watch him. 🤣😂
#TeachingisFun #TheYoungandtheRestless #GoogleyEyes #Fangirls

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Dragon Boat #Zongzi! #Foodie Fun!

18 Jun

I have awesome #students!! Yesterday was the #Chinese national #DragonBoat #Festival where college close down and Everyone eats yummy Food at home. We were forced to have #class instead so some of my darlings brought me #zongzi – bamboo or banana leaf wrapped glutinous #rice triangles. It’sva very popular Traditional dish here in #China. Wasn’t that sweet of them?!?

**They are calling them ‘Social Surplus’ zongzi because we are studying the Surplus triangle in class Lol 😛

Terrorists for #Tourism = Bad Foreign Policy!

17 Apr

#Student: Tuvalu has some nice #beaches. So they can let some more terrorists in their country and get better profit.
Me: . . . . . 😮 I think you meant “#tourist” darlin. I’m pretty sure terrorists do not equal more profits.🌴🏝️

The #Royalty is here! Now go away. . . . (#Teaching humor)

15 Apr

My class roster: Duke, King, Noble, Catherine, Peter, Ivan, Henry, Harry, Elizabeth, Helen, Kate, William, John, Robert, James, Solomon, David

Me : Now that the royalty has all arrived. . . Let’s talk about why Feudalism is a terrible system. 

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#Teacher Life 😂

9 Apr

75% of a #teachers job is bribing other teachers to do something 😂 Come to #education – You’ll work to death, but have an abundance of cookie bribes!

#StudyAid for Understanding #Graphs in #Business and #Economics

20 Mar

Quick tip for my students of #Economics#Business, and #Finance — I know some of you have a hard time with the graphs. So many lines gets a little confusing.  If you are a little more “artist” than you are “mathematician” by nature, this is a tip I’ve shared with many students to help them keep track of information.  Buy a DRAWING book, not a notebook with lines on the paper. A blank book. Also buy a set of markers or colored pens.  Pick a color for each “key” thing — For example, Profit can be blue and Revenue can be red.  Draw the graphs in your notebook with those colors. Use the same colors to take notes. Whenever you are writing about “Revenue,” use the red pen. Whenever you are writing about “Profit” use the blue pen.  People who are visual can often see things better when there are different colors. It is easier to avoid getting confused and to keep things clear in your mind.  The students who try this method say it helps them a lot more. It’s worth a try! 

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#Medical Adventures in #China!

23 Jan

Adventures in Medical China😷!!!

Had to go to the #Chinese #dentist yesterday with my mom after she lost half a tooth🤒. One of the hardest parts about being an #expat or living abroad is dealing with medical issues🤕. They speak no English. . . you can’t speak to them. Figuring out appointments, instructions, explaining sensitivity idsues, allergies . . . . is all very complex. 😭

So I called my school🏢 cause they are supposed to help. Three hours later, they gave me the phone number📞 of a guy who spoke no English (not helpful❌).

As all good foreign laoshi (#teacher) do, I went to my students👧👦. Several immediately responded with offers to help. One girl👧 found a really good hospital (Jilin University School of Stomalogy🏥) that had a #School of Dentistry. Another girl 👧called them and asked about the English. She warned them we were coming & got me the address. #Didi (China’s #Uber) 🚗 got us to the hospital, and one the other students👦 stood by his phone to be a #translator.

Luckily, the hospital 🏥 was EXCELLENT. The registration guide girl 👧 helped us book a teacher and got us the medical card. In China, you get a membership card when you visit the #hospital. That card has all your medical history, so if you go somewhere else, they just check the card to see your past. Very easy.

Went to the VIP office and waited. They found a dentistry student 👨 working there who had studied in #Maryland 🇺🇸 for a year, and he helped translate. Helpful & Good looking – Happy Days! 😛

Got an X-ray that took about 20 minutes. Went back and watched #Cdramas (Chinese soap operas)📺 while we waited. Saw the Doctor💉 after about 2 hours, he recommended a root canal and did the first part. We go back 3 more times in the next 3 weeks. 📅 His bedside manner was great!

All in all, thanks to my Awesome students and the very professional &
helpful staff at the hospital. . . It was a relatively painless!!🎉🎉

Total Cost: $206
Membership Card (for VIP service with a Professor doctor): $4
X-Ray: $2
Root Canal: $100
Crown: $100

SO CHEAP!!!🤑

Final Exams!

6 Jan

​For the week when you have:

  • 200 📑#ESL Essays to grade
  • 310 📊 #Economics Exams to give & grade
  • 162 🌎 International #Business Exams to give & grade
  • 500 🖥 Final Scores to enter

all before the week is done. ✍💼

We need #Cola,  #Coloring Pens, and #Chocolate!!!  Bringing out the big guns! 

Jaiyou*! 

*(means #Fighting! in #Chinese)

Vote Sugar for Participation!

26 Dec
Me: Your assignment is NOT a presentation — you are supposed to lead a class discussion.
 
Student:  I don’t understand.
 
Me: You ask the class questions and get them to participate and talk. 😐
 
Student:  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.
 
Me (in my mind): Welcome to the life of the laowai laoshi (foreign teacher) and the struggle for participation!
 
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.
 
Student: . . . . . . . 😑
 
WeChat 5 minutes later . . . . “You may use every way to force your classmates to work for you. Teacher Olivia recommends sugar.”
 
Me: Bwahahahahahahahaha . . . Behold, the power of sugar! 😝😆🤣🍡🍨🍬🍭🍫🍰🎂🍪🍩

China #Book Art

19 Dec

​Awwwww, my #student got me this beautiful bookmark for #Christmas. It looks like the Traditional Chinese cut-out #art – with #bamboo leaves and simple window pane style. Love it!

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