August was such an interesting month for me and one of the highlights was that I got to go for my first TEDx event …woohooo!!! (The event was actually on the 1st of September but it still felt like August.) Before I get into this post, let me just talk to my sisters (and my… Continue reading Story Time – My First TEDx event (Tedx Youth @ ShengjingRoad)
I consider myself a newbie teacher to some extent because I’ve been teaching ESL full-time for less than 5 years but this post is for the teacher who just got here, the JJC’s and the rookies or basically any teacher who still considers themselves a beginner and would like to pick a thing or two.… Continue reading How to teach Preschool ESL in China (Tips for the newbie teacher)
When I was younger and in the university, there was a popular myth I used to believe. “I don”t like making friends with girls” “Girls are too petty” “I’m more friendly with guys” “I don’t have energy for drama” And all that yitty yatta which ofcourse have some level of truth to them. I mean… Continue reading Why female friendships are the best things since sliced bread (Women Of Virtue)
“And he said, “Let me tell you a secret, about a father’s love A secret that my daddy said was just between us He said daddies don’t just love their girls Every now and then It’s a love without end, amen, it’s a love without end, Amen” Daddy Daddy!!! Where do I begin from to… Continue reading Bàba shēngrì kuàilè (A memoir to the world’s greatest dad)
Growing up African, Nigerian to be precise, one of my most vivid memories of nursery school was crying and wailing with my brother on the staircase while other kids went out to play and of course, my nursery 3 class teacher, Sister Franca (It was a catholic school). She was a fair, beautiful and sweet… Continue reading A day in the life of a kindergarten ESL teacher in China
“Babe, walk fast so we can enter the bus naa”. As I walked behind him and two tiny tears dropped, the voice in my head was screaming all sorts in pain – “Ukwu m ooo”(my leg in Igbo) “Jesus, I’m tired of walking” “What kind of rubbish is this?” “This trip must have been a… Continue reading Story time: My journey to the Nigerian Embassy and 3 lessons learnt.
English teaching in China or maybe some parts of Asia is still a “bull market” to me. The demand for foreign English teachers are ever-increasing so if you’ve lived in China for a few months, chances are you’ve already been in a classroom or you’ll soon be entering one. Whether it’s in a home, a… Continue reading Top 5 websites every ESL teacher in China should know