Today’s challenge: publish a roundup post that links to posts on at least three other blogs, and tell us why we should read your recommendations.
A roundup? What is a roundup? I don’t actually know; as I have never done one! However; WordPress state that “Roundup posts are collections of links to things you love — shouldn’t be the basis of your blogging, but they can be great add-ons. They’re less stressful and time intensive than generating an original post. They open new avenues of conversation. They attract new readers, and are highly share-able.”
This is going to be a hard and lengthy post as there are so many blogs I am currently loving and need you all to read and follow them. Most the blog below are ‘Travel’ or ‘Teaching’ themed; I do apologise for that. As after all this blog is all about my TEFL adventures…
Firstly, I have selected:
Cornish Kylie – Teaching adventures in Thailand
Kylie’s blog was one of the first few blogs based on TEFLing that I started following. Kylie is currently in Thailand; which is one of the places I have been interested in Teaching in. One of the posts that Kylie has written that has stuck in my mind was published on September, 28 2013 – Five for Friday; myths about TEFL teaching. This post has made me think about TEFL teaching more. It was one of the many reasons why I have done the extra modules via i-to-t TEFL.
Nerd in the Brain
I have only recently started following Nerd in the Brain; it is a wonderful insight into home schooling. Fab resources and clever ideas for children. I know that I am going to use some of them when I am travelling – especially this idea about NEDs – wonderful for the students’ responsibilities.
Where’s My Backpack
This is another blog I have only recently started following; I love the weekly themes that Ailsa creates…it is good to see what is around the world with the themes! An excellent blog for Photographers to build their portfolio.
I am going to remember this article when I am applying for my Visas! I will stay calm!
Well, everyone…firstly, Happy New Year to you all! I hope that all of you had a nice festive period. It flew past too quickly for my liking. In a previous post I wrote that I had bought myself two more modules from i-to-i; currently I have 73 days left to complete them. *screams quietly*
Also I have decided to apply for the China Internship; after thinking about it a lot last night. I know that working with Deaf children is amazing; I love to see them achieve when they have learnt something new and exciting – I know that I will get the same feeling when I am teaching abroad.
I have gone through my old emails and found that august last year (as in 2013), I requested some information about the Internship in China – I printed it off, read it and made notes! On one email there was a link to this video:
It has been created by and I also read i-to-i’s blog post ; it is dated 2011, but I thought that it is still a good thing to read it. It has helped me a lot with making my decision. I am so going to send her postcards from China; if…no I should say WHEN I get to China.
I work with Julie; she is also TEFL qualified and she applied to work in Africa just over a year ago – she has also been helping me. She and I have used our TEFLing skills when it comes to doing group work with our Deaf children. It is funny how we can both make a lesson from just the topic. ‘Winging it’ is what we have been told that is…I called it using my TEFL knowledge and applying to my current job.
I have nothing to lose! My current job I can always come back to if need be; as Signers to help Deaf children in their schools are always needed. I have not home to worry about; nor family (as in my own – mum is retiring, it will save her some cash and my brother has a family of his own) to hold me back. I do volunteer with Girlguiding UK; but as mum is retiring (we both work in the same group) I have lost the excitement for it. I have been doing it since I was 18; with two and a bit years off when I was away at University; I could have grown out of it really…I may never know!
Well, I have done it! Just bought the “Teaching in Japan” specialist module from i-to-i TEFL. It is only 5 hours; but I will be able to do it quickly, well I hope to!
Has anyone else done this module? What do you think of it?
I have already done the test; got 85% (go me!!) but the assignment is what is getting me down. I want to write more than the 150 words that the answers are requesting.
I will doing the “Teaching in China” module too and then compare the two modules. I know that I would be welcome and comfortable in Asia as I will become healthier and happier within myself.
My sister-in-law, Jo, was talking to me about what I am going to do when my mom retires from Guiding (Girl Scouts in the UK) in April next year. To be honest I don’t know, I don’t know if I could continue without her. I want to save my cash and sell all my crafts – Handmade Crafts & Cards @ Etsy – I have I get some cash together.