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by Bluey
08 Jan 2013, 19:06
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: first year of TEFL teaching...feel a bit overwhelmed
Replies: 5
Views: 7258

Re: first year of TEFL teaching...feel a bit overwhelmed

I am in a similar situation in my first year as well, I currently have 35 teaching hours a week and feel massively overwhelmed by it all. I too am having problems sleeping, which I think is probably because of stress. The only thing I am currently thinking of is that I am putting the hours away in t...
by Bluey
17 Sep 2012, 21:43
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Small Mistake During a Lesson
Replies: 2
Views: 3617

Re: Small Mistake During a Lesson

Thanks for the advice, Alex! It was for a listening exercise and at the time I knew it didn't make sense! I just hope that they don't ask him for clarification at a later date!

Thank you!
by Bluey
17 Sep 2012, 19:20
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Criminal Records checks
Replies: 13
Views: 16639

Re: Criminal Records checks

Only certain types of crime are kept on records, terrorism, sex, crimes, murder etc. You weren't even convicted if you had no court date, so I would not imagine you even have a record. I believe if you had of had a conviction it'll appear on checks until 7 years after the end of your conviction. Af...
by Bluey
17 Sep 2012, 19:13
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Criminal Records checks
Replies: 13
Views: 16639

Re: Criminal Records checks

Do you mind me asking what you were cautioned for? All warnings, cautions and convictions are recorded on the Police Database and do not get erased. If a conviction is 'spent' when applying for jobs in the UK, you do not have to declare it. However, if you request an Enhanced CRB check, then it will...
by Bluey
17 Sep 2012, 19:02
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Small Mistake During a Lesson
Replies: 2
Views: 3617

Small Mistake During a Lesson

Hi, I am a fairly new to teaching and do not have a lot of experience. However, this evening I was called into school to give a lesson at very short notice. During a listening exercise I made a mistake of telling the class (3 students) the wrong answer to a question, even though it was obvious what ...
by Bluey
27 Jul 2012, 11:46
Forum: TEFL Help
Topic: Short Lesson for Job Interview
Replies: 1
Views: 7245

Short Lesson for Job Interview

Hi, I have been offered an interview with a school and I am required to prepare and teach a short lesson (20 minutes). I have been told to prepare a lesson for beginners, and present some grammar or vocabulary. I am a fairly inexperienced teacher and was wondering which sort of grammar would be suit...
by Bluey
12 Oct 2010, 16:59
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Celta Course and Police Caution
Replies: 1
Views: 3375

Celta Course and Police Caution

Hi, I am currently considering applying for a CELTA course with a view to teach English in Italy. I have an English degree in English Literature and come from a family of teachers. However, 4 years ago (I am now 25), I was cautioned for affray after protecting my friend who was being attacked in the...