I only really have one rule in my courses.
– Do every piece of homework I give you.
– Study every single day.
– Be the model English student.
(I mean, it’s great if you can do all these things!)
It’s to SHOW UP EVEN IF YOU HAVEN’T DONE THESE THINGS.
We all know what happens when we don’t do the study we thought we’d do…
We feel guilty and stressed … so maybe we skip a class.
Then we think we will do the work later … and so we skip a class.
And we think that we’ll be in a better position to study at some future time … and so we skip a class.
Then we’ve skipped a few classes …
so we skip a class
And skip another class
And before we know it, we haven’t studied any English for a year, or two, or three.
We think we need to start at the beginning. And then the cycle starts again.
Am I right?
Life happens. Come to class anyway.
(Of course you need to rest sometimes. That’s fine too. But don’t wait till you and you life are perfect, because that time will never come.)
Where Christmas is made
(AN ADVANCED READING AND LISTENING LESSON) Quite a few years ago, I read this article and it changed the way I looked