I logged perhaps one of the all-time classics on the first day of my new job last week when I pulled out a permant marker and began writing my name on the board.
I've had a few shall we say not so shining moments..
What are some of y'all's best personal teaching bloopers, or things you've seen and just had to hang your head down and cry/laugh?
On my practicum as a student teacher i was running a pottery class and a year 8 ( M2 )girl was flicking clay around at other students . I grabed the clay off her and pointed out all the year 12 students paintings around the class room ( that were about to be given a final assesment) I told her what a shame it would be if some had landed on one of them . I absently mindedly flicked the clay in my fingers ..The little clay ball landed squarly on the face of a still wet oil portrait ....The look the girl student gave me was priceless.
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First day subbing in the EP class, had a young lady that was a bit, ahhh wild. The other students as well as herself said she was crazy. About 3/4 thru the lesson I kind of lost my temper and asked her to settle down and be quiet. I thought she was going to cry, but 2 minutes later she was back at it.
After the class, the Thai EP coteacher came to me and said "oh, did anymore tell you there's a special needs girl in that class...."
The second month of teaching in Thailand I was walking on my hands in the classroom (i know it was stupid). A 9 year old tried to grab me while I was up side down. As I was falling my heel cracked him in the mouth. Blood was gushing and I thought I was going to be fired...
fortunately the language school was a joke and no one cared.
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I was sent to a school in Lopburi to cover for a few days. My first class had part of the whiteboard missing and had painted the gap white. Not realising i proceeded to write my name on the wall with the class in stitches.
If ever you do that, you have to quickly rub it off with a non-permanent marker. It works a treat every time!Originally Posted by Matthew
Hey Matthew, I thought you'd gone back to the States[?].
Yeah right, as it that matters (in Thailand)....and where was the special needs teacher?Originally Posted by Topper
I've done more once.I logged perhaps one of the all-time classics on the first day of my new job last week when I pulled out a permant marker and began writing my name on the board.
Of course if you really want to get the message, what you have to do is then to put that self same marker, tip down and with no lid on into the pocket of that brand new shirt you purchased the day before. Now, that's fucking hilarious. Really Done it twice in the last year, one red and one blue.
There's at least two special needs students in every Thai classroom.
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haha! I bet you have went through a lot of pants that way!Of course if you really want to get the message, what you have to do is then to put that self same marker, tip down and with no lid on into the pocket of that brand new shirt you purchased the day before. Now, that's fucking hilarious. Really Done it twice in the last year, one red and one blue.
One time, a student informed me that my zipper was down on my pants. I just smiled and pulled it up, utterly embarrassed for the life of me.
While playing a game I was trying to show the students to run up to the board from the back of the classroom. I showed them and with my shoes being so slippery and the floor being covered in chalk dust I fell flat on my face lol.
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Originally Posted by phuketbound
One time I wrote, "I bet you have went through a lot of pants that way."
on the board,,,,,wer everone cud see it
wery wery embarrassing innit
^ Yes, I guess it would be. Kudos!
Trying to say the kids Korean names, is always a laugh. My pronunciation is really not so good. The kids laugh at me all the time..and we laugh together. It is magical really.
Why would have even have a permanent marker in your possession?Originally Posted by Matthew
I see know use for them at all, anywhere.
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Originally Posted by phuketbound
Hope u dun hav 2 teach the Present Perfect to those Korean kids
Teacher Blooper Andrew Biggs, the bald headed twat who thinks he's great. would he get a job back home, mm I doubt it.