I’m (officially) A Teacher!

Well, I can officially say that I am an English Teacher in Prague.  I finished my first full week of teaching and I’m gearing up for my next week.  I will not lie to you, readers.  My first week of teaching was SO HARD!!  I can’t remember the last time I was so busy, tired, or stressed out.  But when a class goes well, it is so rewarding.  When you can tell that your students got something out of your lesson, it is all worth it.

This is my teaching schedule so far:

Monday – 10:15-1pm Intensive Course with Russian Teenage Girls
3-4pm GE Aviation Class with Petr, an engineering maintenance manager

Tuesday – 8-9am Porsche Dealership class with IT specialist and IT manager
10:15-1pm Intensive Course with Russian Teenage Girls
2-5pm Class with Video Game Designers (2 different leveled classes)

Wednesday – 7:30-8:30 Partia Finance class with Jan, Economist
10:15-1pm Intensive Course with Russian Teenage Girls
3-4pm GE Aviation Class

Thursday – 8-9am Porsche Dealership Class
10:15-1pm Intensive Course with Russian Teenage Girls
3-4 WAG Payment class with Lukas

Friday – 10:15-1pm Intensive Course with Russian Teenage Girls

I have enjoyed meeting all of my students and finding all of their different offices across Prague.  The most challenging/exciting class is with my 9 Russian Teenagers.  We meet every day for 2 weeks.  The class challenges me because I clearly need to keep it interesting and exciting, or else my students will be on their phones all class!

So far, each class takes me about 30 minutes to plan for.  I’m hoping this time frame will go down as I get more experience planning lessons.  Until then, I am trying to smartly manage my time and make the lessons enjoyable.  I try to have one fun activity in each lesson to keep my students interested and having fun.

I’m learning a ton about teaching each day.  I wonder what I will learn this week! 🙂

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