I’ve kinda been thrown in the deep end with this teaching gig, and in a school that seems well respected and the teachers seem to take it seriously. I want to do a good job, and I’m somewhat getting the hang of the teaching aspect.
But as for the kids. I don’t know; some classes at least seem to like me. But I’ve found it’s not that hard to impress younger kids. A lot of the older kids are just silent all most of the time (although I guess that’s normal for that age) but I often get the feeling they are judging me, or laughing at me (not with). And some of the younger classes are very naughty, so I can’t control them (they’re fine when the other teacher is in with me but that’s not always the case).
One thing I’ve been told multiple times is how the previous 外師 was funny. Some of the kids of come up to me and said that. The implication is that I’m not. Well I know I often manage to put the older kids to sleep, and I’m definitely not a 活潑 person but I wish I could at least improve. And I’ve been told that’s part of how the previous teacher could keep the naughty kids attention - by being funny to them.
idk, does anyone have some advice?