More sound advice for those planning to come and teach in Georgia.
This ripped-from-the-headlines Lesson Plan has sort of developed over the last few months and I have found that in the chaotic and resource-deprived Georgian classrooms, it helps to calm the class, restore some order and forces all of the students to participate.
Two months before I moved overseas and began teaching English, I read an article in the New York Times about Brockton High School in Massachusetts, entitled “4,100 Massachusetts Students Prove ‘Small is Better’ Rule is Wrong.” The article discusses how an ambitious writing-intensive curriculum implemented by the staff of Brockton High School about a decade ago helped to transform the school from being one of the worst performing schools in the state to one of the schools in the top 10% of the state. It’s an incredibly heartwarming success story for those interested in education reform in the United States and left a lasting impression on me. Not…
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