Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to homeschool quite a few students. The experience was often difficult; having few resources was common. I learned a lot about what it means to learn at home, and I hope sharing this experience will help anyone else faced with the decision to homeschool or not.
I have been teaching English in Morocco for quite a while. I came to the coastal city of Agadir in 2014 and found a lovely community of people from all over the world. Some where here part-time, others made Agadir their home.
When you’re only given minimal resources and you have to create a lesson from a book it can be overwhelming. Having an English book to work from can make it easy to get a bit lazy with the planning and just work from the book itself. The problem with this is the book lacks the kind of activities that make the lesson fun and engaging.
Personal development should be a continuous process. There are many ways we can improve our teaching skills. We should always be learning new techniques to make our classrooms effective and relevant. The right book is an easy and effective way to stay current. Some of us are teaching abroad and don’t have access to personal development seminars or conferences. Reading for personal development can be a really great way to build understanding, learn new methods and keep up with the research.