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Through the eyes of a teacher

Lately I’ve been looking at things through the eyes of an English teacher. I’m worried about lesson plans and how I’m going to come up with them and if I’ll be able to pull lessons out of thin air that will not only be educational but fun at the same time. Games that I wouldn’t normally think of are going to come in handy here, and I have a feeling that I’m going to be taking a lot of inspiration from board games that I played as a child (and drinking games as an adult). Comparison games like Scattegories, word games and even classics like Pictionary and Charades.

I’m excited and nervous to teach English. It’s funny how I haven’t really talked that much about teaching in general, because I’m currently focused on the adventure that is going to be the entire experience and not what I’m going to be doing. I’m overwhelmed at the concept and seriously worried that I’m not going to be good at it. Then again, I can’t be as bad as all those teachers I had in school, right?! I know that I have experience training people on things that I know, and making it easy to understand a process that needs to be done, but that’s all been in English and people understand what I’m saying!

That’s what the course is for. I just have to go in with an open mind and be ready to make a fool of myself trying new things!

If anyone has any advice or knows any lesson plans that have worked for them, I’m all ears. I want to go into this prepared to succeed.