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What Do I Do If a CD Is Scratched and I Need To Perform a Listening Activity?
We are teaching the best lesson of our lives, engaging the student and filling their brain full of English, when suddenly a listening activity occurs. Since CDs are rarely replaced, years of usage take their toll and result in CDs … Continue reading
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What Should I Do If a Student Has a Really Nice Pen That I Want?
For a variety of reasons, students often buy expensive pens. Whether these be made of precious metals, have ornate carvings or engravings, or simply have a monogram on them, you will come across students who enjoy spending money on pens. … Continue reading
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What Do I Do If My ESL Student Takes My Seat?
Imagine entering your car, only to find a stranger sitting in the driver’s seat. They don’t have keys, because it isn’t their car. They turn to you and smile, waiting for you to start the car and drive. This is … Continue reading
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What Do I Do When a Student Hides Their Mouth Behind a Mask?
Face-to-face communication has been determined to be at least three times as effective as non-face-to-face communication, which may be one of the contributing factors as to why humans engage in such conversations on almost a daily basis. This degree of … Continue reading
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What Do I Do If I Accidentally Steal From a Student?
In Japan, there are many instances where the students have considerable wealth and choose to show their wealth through means of expensive watches, pens, pencil cases, and laptops. As teachers, one of the most important things to remember is not … Continue reading
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What Do Japanese Enjoy From Foreigners?
Years ago, before English was legalized in Japan, ESL students would often congregate in attics and practice reciting the alphabet to candlelight. The country has progressed a lot since those days, with English being learned by everyone in public schools, … Continue reading
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What Should I Do If I Cannot Stop Coughing In The Classroom?
Coughing is a reaction wherein the diaphragm convulses violently in response to bracial irritation. If you didn’t have brachii, you would not cough. Removing your brachii is beyond the scope of this blog, therefore you would need to find the … Continue reading
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