Issue 12: Surviving my Teaching Practice

By Derek Tam (ELED Year 3, 2011-2012) After six-weeks of teaching practicum at a primary school, I have learnt much in terms of English teaching techniques, classroom management and ways of building good relationship with students, in which all these are essential in an English classroom. 1. Start a lesson with warm-up activity For primary …

More

Issue 10: First year teaching

By Derek TAM (ELED Year 2, 2010-2011) Teaching is never an easy job, particularly in the first teaching when everything is new – the school environment, colleagues, culture and norm, textbook and curriculum. On 14th May 2011, 2 current students interviewed our graduates, Jesper Mok and Yenney Yan, who are doing their first year teaching …

More

Issue 8: My biggest regret in life

By Derek TAM (EDE Year 1, 2009-2010) If you were given a chance to do something that you had once missed to do so, what would it be? I would pick up the phone and call someone. This person is now in a place far away and I can never see him again. In 2003, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) attacked …

More