14 March 2010
'Your Teaching is No Good!'
'Excuse me' I replied.
'I see that you smile in class, this is no good. You must be like me. You see - I have an angry face' she said.
'I am interacting with the students and motivating them to study English' I explained.
This teacher had peaked in the window when I was teaching a class on flags of the world, and saw all the flashcards on the board, and me showing the kids where different countries were on a world map.
'You cannot have them out of their seats like that!' she went on.
I'm not sure I will ever convince the 'old school' Cambodian teachers that interactive teaching is good, and that it is okay to smile during a class and get the students up to the board.
However, I am certainly going to continue my teaching methods, because I see the results!