Tag Archives: compliments

Making the Teacher Speechless

Teaching a new class can be hard. You’ve got to walk into the room and win them over.  When the students’ level is lower, this is more theatrics, and slow and clear speaking.  When the class is quite advanced, this … Continue reading

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Both Sides of the Coin

Friday’s Perfect Moment is special in that it came conveniently packaged with its opposite. It came at me with its one-two punch.  Though I don’t really like gun metaphors, it was a double barrel shotgun blast.  Fortunately, the good came … Continue reading

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My Eyes in the Eye of the Beholder

She looked me straight in the eyes and said, “Your eyes make sweet dreams when I sleep.” These were the words of student of mine to me.  Her English level is low, so I might be doing a little bit … Continue reading

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“You’re Brilliant,” she said.

I teach adults…kind of. What that means is that I teach people who are either independent, or whose parents felt comfortable enough to send them to a different continent to study English.  I have no complaints about this. Sometimes I … Continue reading

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August 31, 2014: A Kind Word

I ran into my neighbour who was out walking her dog.  In amidst the local gossip, she invited me to the gym to participate in a weight class she attends.  Having never been invited before, I wondered why this came … Continue reading

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August 20, 2014: Basking in the Glow of Student Warmth

There is no greater moment for a teacher that to see a student succeed.  Second to that, and the source of Today’s Perfect Moment, is when a student compliments your teaching.  Your heart wells up, and you feel proud… and … Continue reading

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