How To Create Flashcards to Learn Students’ Names

When motivating students, building rapport, or managing class, addressing students by name goes a long way. Though when one sees 16 different homerooms and 450 different students only once per week, learning names can feel daunting, if not impossible. But with some determination and a little computer grease, I created a flashcard system that has … Continue reading How To Create Flashcards to Learn Students’ Names

My Students Say the Darndest Things II

The best blessing of working in a high school is the daily interactions with my students.  Many can hold great conversations.  Other times, hilarity and absurdity reign supreme. Note:  I don't give my students English names, but I changed their names for the sake of anonymity (and because it's fun). Two students work on a … Continue reading My Students Say the Darndest Things II

Ian Alienates Students with Harsh Grades

As I have mentioned before, my Korean expatriate experience is littered with both positive experiences and learning opportunities.  However, it is the frustrating days and mistakes that contribute most to my personal growth. For example, I learned that I am not an especially kind grader.  It all started during festival week.  After delaying for much … Continue reading Ian Alienates Students with Harsh Grades