Common Sensical Advice

Making a Difference

Georgian classrooms are quite different than most American classrooms I’ve ever been in. The classes can be huge here (up to 35 students – too many!), some kids will never have proper materials for class and even the most disciplined classrooms oftentimes require one to shout to be heard. Most of the time kids don’t mean anything by the inappropriate noise levels… they are just REALLY excited to see me and to learn English every day. On the other hand, it does make it hard. And discipline? What’s that?

I’ve been lucky to have really good co-teachers for the most part. They already have pretty good teaching methods by Georgian standards. The norm for the Georgian classroom is a lot of memorization, reading and writing, which is good in part, but as an American I’m more used to activities, games and critical thinking exercises. Luckily our new English books incorporate…

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