A leaving gift in five simple steps

Unbelievably, I have just one full week left teaching here in Singapore, so I made my students some leaving gifts. 1) Buy some watercolour paints and cheat by picking up a pre-designed pattern book. 2) Paint like an amateur using watercolours for the first time in a decade. Use far too much water, fail to…

Things to Know Before Teaching Young Learners

Here is a list of things I wish I knew before teaching 3-12 year old students: 1. Patience You have not known time to slow down until you have watched a young child slowly erasing an errant letter, only to misspell the word again. You will wait for aeons while beseeching the class to stay…