Nihao Mobile – the No.1 SIM for Expats

Reading Time: 2 minutes Teacher’s House is all about finding ways to make your life easier here in China. After all, if you’re happy, you’re a better teacher, a better teacher means happier students and happier students change the world. Last week, we stumbled across Nihao Mobile and we need to apologise upfront – we had no idea that […]

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[Service] Accident and Medical Insurance

Reading Time: 2 minutes The past few months have been an uncertain time and we have heard a lot of members worrying about what would happen if they got sick or injured while here in China. Many teachers have insurance coverage as a part of their employment package but aren’t sure what it covers. And there are a large […]

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Dear Aunt Elsa – Summer Camp, HELP!!

Dear Aunt Elsa – Summer Camp, HELP!!

Reading Time: 3 minutes Dear Aunt Elsa, My school want to run a summer camp and have asked me to organize it. Where do I start? Summertime Blues ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear Summertime Blues, Fantastic! Summer Camp can be a fun filled and enjoyable experience for both students and teachers alike, with a little pre-planning. Here are my top tips for […]

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Candy In The Classroom, Good or Bad?

Candy In The Classroom, Good or Bad?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Dear Aunt Elsa, I’ve just started at a new school and my students are poorly behaved. The school tells me that the previous teacher could only get them to participate in lessons if there were candy rewards. I don’t want to have to bribe my students to learn. What should I do? From, SugarRotsTeeth Dear […]

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Teacher, why are you so fat?

Teacher, why are you so fat?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Recently, I listened to two ESL teachers talk about an issue one was having with her class of 9 to 12 year olds. The class was made up primarily of girls and two of these girls had started making comments, in both Chinese and English, about the teacher’s body. “You have a big bottom.” “You […]

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Teacher, Why Are You So FAT?!?

Reading Time: 2 minutes ​Recently, I listened to two ESL teachers talk about an issue one was having with her class of 9 to 12 year olds. The class was made up primarily of girls and two of these girls had started making comments, in both Chinese and English, about the teacher’s body. “You have a big bottom.” “You […]

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[Vote] Candy In The Classroom, Good or Bad?

Reading Time: 3 minutes ​  Dear Aunt Elsa, I’ve just started at a new school and my students are poorly behaved. The school tells me that the previous teacher could only get them to participate in lessons if there were candy rewards. I don’t want to have to bribe my students to learn. What should I do? From,  SugarRotsTeeth […]

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Dear New Teacher…

Dear New Teacher…

Reading Time: 4 minutes Dear New Teacher, Look at you! You’re here! In just a few short days, you will be on your own. Running a classroom. Holding between 20 and 120 brains in your hands. Maybe this is a life-long dream for you. Ever since you were a little, you were forcing siblings and/or stuffed animals to sit […]

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Is Teaching English in China Finished?

Is Teaching English in China Finished?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Dear Aunt Elsa, I keep reading all these articles about teaching English in China being a dead-end job, that AI will replace foreign teachers and ESL jobs are becoming harder to find. Is it true? Is my job in danger? From – Scared of the Bots Dear Scared of Bots, Firstly, let’s take a nice […]

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