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Four in ten newly qualified teachers quit within the 1st year.

Four in ten newly qualified teachers quit within the 1st year.

Being a teacher, I turned up this stat just the other day on a recruitment site for assaid ‘support teachers’ mentioned in the article below. Figures disclosed showed that only 62 per cent were still in teaching a year after gaining their Qualified Teacher Status Richard Garner. Independent. Tuesday, 31 March 2015 Almost four out of ten teachers are no longer in the classroom a year after qualifying, a teachers’ conference heard yesterday. Figures disclosed at the Association of Teachers…

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How Much Money Can You Make Teaching in China?

How Much Money Can You Make Teaching in China?

Taken from New Life ESL. An article on teaching in China, and how much money you can make. Posted on February 28, 2015 by Monica Ah, the golden question. Money makes the world go ‘round, indeed. But we always try to guide our applicants with the advice that you should absolutely not be chasing salary or city in China — you should be chasing trustworthiness in a school. While some are not as easily convinced as others, the truth is,…

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Taizhou Bilingual – The end is nigh

Taizhou Bilingual – The end is nigh

All things… Having found my new apartment in my new estate to be a step in the wrong direction, it was a stroke of luck that the school decided they didn’t wish to continue my contract. Having lived in the place for 2 weeks, it’s still got no TV and I’m confined to one room, in which I sit and watch the internet. Not what the contract says, I’m supposed to be provided with a TV (minimum requirement for dealing…

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Abusive pupil

Abusive pupil

Often well behaved. Sometimes not. Today I was given this gift by one of my pupils called E***y. She tried to call me a monkey in my last lesson, and said I had ‘monkey’ eyes. I responded by saying monkeys don’t have blue eyes. I’m not used to being called a monkey by my pupils. And I won’t stand for any disrespect directed towards anyone, pupils or teachers alike. Even-so, I ignored it as a one off. Next lesson At…

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Skipping games

Skipping games

So. Had a little break from my lessons and sat outside by the stadium area. This is where all the students and teachers alike go and enjoy their morning sun. There were many girls skipping. So I decided to make this video of them skipping their rope. As you can notice, they are very nervous and shy. Many Chinese schoolgirls are like this. (Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts How a bitcoin is made Something to start the day…

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Taizhou Bi-lingual School

Taizhou Bi-lingual School

Taizhou Bi-lingual School So here’s some pictures from the new school… I’m trying to get one of the teachers to give me a tour of the full campus. At the moment, I’ve only seen the lower school. Most of the pictures are from the middle school, where the sports hall, stadium, sports ground and the rest of facilities are. No-one has given me a tour yet, although it was promised. The teachers The school seems fine. The teachers are a…

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New School. Taizhou, Zhejiang province

New School. Taizhou, Zhejiang province

Started at my new school, Taizhou international school, Zhejiang province. It’s a middle and lower school. Probably about 2,000 pupils. Have had my first few days. Apartment Here’s some pictures of the apartment. The school provide it free. It’s big. Not much in the area. I’m using a bike to get around.   The internet here is painfully slow. Things that in England might take 20 minutes, here take 3 hours. Just getting your simplest internet done is like the…

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Some kindergarden

Some kindergarden

So… No more kids. Here’s a picture of me and my co-teacher. No visits yetRelated Posts How a bitcoin is made Something to start the day about bitcoin mining. Working in the mines. (Aurelien Foucault for Quartz) Written by Joon Ian Wong Johnny … US vs Bullying China Just like they created the great wall of China in the 5th, 8th and 14th centuries, the only man made structure visible from space, so the Chinese have… VOD: Chinese holographic city,…

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Linestart New Year’s Party

Linestart New Year’s Party

So…. We know that Chinese New Year is coming up. The boss at Linestart, Rob, has a new business venture. It’s in association with one the local hotels, it’s a bar. You might not think that a bar and speaking English have much in common. But this is an English Bar! And yes, drinking has everything to do with speaking English. Even when you’re in China. Having usage of this new venue/promotional vehicle. Rob set out to make the party…

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Taicang 3 & 3 Christmas Performance

Taicang 3 & 3 Christmas Performance

I’ve realised how these kids like to perform. There always seems to be some performance they’re training up for. This one is no exception. We’re getting ready for Christmas. Not a big thing in China. Still worth a performance. The stress levels involved in getting them to do things seems high. No visits yetRelated Posts How a bitcoin is made Something to start the day about bitcoin mining. Working in the mines. (Aurelien Foucault for Quartz) Written by Joon Ian…

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