I don’t like to teach. I’m only here for the money.

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Re: I don’t like to teach. I’m only here for the money.

Post by Gilmore » Tue May 14, 2019 9:36 am

Standards for admission to Masters courses vary enormously worldwide. Given the prevailing mercenary attitudes of Tertiary institutions, it is often the case that you pay your money and you're in.
During the 25 years I taught in Australia, M.Eds were the almost exclusive domain of upward mobiles seeking promotion. I was told by a recent Australian graduate who worked with us that M.Eds are now virtually compulsory for many teaching jobs-she had one herself. It appears that it is not a case of higher admission standards. More a case of lower academic standards.
Having taught for almost 40 years, I strongly believe teachers are born, not made i.e. it requires certain personal qualities that not everyone possesses. I have worked with teachers who had Ph.Ds but were utterly hopeless. I also worked here with teachers who were not properly qualified, but did an outstanding job. If you lack the confidence and the communication and organisational skills required, students will sense it and walk all over you. For these teachers, the job is a nightmare, while others find it a breeze from day one.
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Re: I don’t like to teach. I’m only here for the money.

Post by newkidontheblock » Tue May 28, 2019 11:32 am

First time the teacher has stood up to teach all semester. He has stated that he hates standing up to teach. Also a first is writing on the whiteboard. He’s also stated he hates writing during class.

This is what he wrote.

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Told the students to copy verbatim as if it was gold.

My take on it...

Is it beneficial for a native English speaking teacher to speak English in English class?

In his case ...

A useless waste on all accounts.
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Re: I don’t like to teach. I’m only here for the money.

Post by Anchor Moy » Wed May 29, 2019 12:56 am

newkidontheblock wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 11:32 am
First time the teacher has stood up to teach all semester. He has stated that he hates standing up to teach. Also a first is writing on the whiteboard. He’s also stated he hates writing during class.

This is what he wrote.

Image

Told the students to copy verbatim as if it was gold.

My take on it...

Is it beneficial for a native English speaking teacher to speak English in English class?

In his case ...

A useless waste on all accounts.
As a non-teacher I don't see a problem. The topic is relevant to the students, and what he's asking them to do seems clear enough to me. What don't you like ?
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Re: I don’t like to teach. I’m only here for the money.

Post by Queef » Wed May 29, 2019 8:20 am

Same here. I don't see a problem. He's giving them some useful tools to effectively write an essay. Sure, it's missing a thing or two, but then again, you get what you pay for. OP shouldn't expect Notre Dame standard at an English school in Cambodia.

And yes, students should copy this because it is gold! Believe it or not, kids still use the same format in college!
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Re: I don’t like to teach. I’m only here for the money.

Post by Cam Nivag » Wed May 29, 2019 9:59 am

Queef wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 8:20 am
OP shouldn't expect Notre Dame standard at an English school in Cambodia.
He demands perfection from anyone who interacts with his perfect wife.
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Re: I don’t like to teach. I’m only here for the money.

Post by andy_morris » Wed May 29, 2019 11:59 am

It could be more engaging or interesting if this was projected from PowerPoint or similar. But really I don't see much wrong with the content at a glance.
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Re: I don’t like to teach. I’m only here for the money.

Post by Bradman1 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:49 pm

So this guy moves to Cambodia has some on-line b.s. job and has to teach English part time for extra money? It sounds like he won the intelligence lottery... Bravo boy carry on.
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Re: I don’t like to teach. I’m only here for the money.

Post by newkidontheblock » Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:39 am

Day one of the two day exam done.

Missus got 11-12 out of 15 on one section.

Example of question she got WRONG.

Her answer:

There are only a FEW employees around because of the holidays.

Correct answer:

There are only a LITTLE employees around because of the holidays.

From the teacher there is no explanation why the above answer is correct, only that it is the correct exam answer.

One more day of testing left before it’s good riddance to this level of ACE.
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Re: I don’t like to teach. I’m only here for the money.

Post by Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:10 pm

Are you sure about that? My missus did several terms at ACE (finished 12), and she never got to see specific answers to her exams. She just got the final results (which I got to see). I don't think they even allow students to go over the actual end of term exams, as students would likely keep the answers and pass them on to their friends in the lower level or something. Was it an exam or a quiz?
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Re: I don’t like to teach. I’m only here for the money.

Post by Phnom Poon » Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:45 pm

Bradman1 wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:49 pm
So this guy moves to Cambodia has some on-line b.s. job and has to teach English part time for extra money? It sounds like he won the intelligence lottery... Bravo boy carry on.
I assume you are affluent then?
Is there a correlation between intelligence and life's trajectory?
It seems not, in that case

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