Teacher Chad is an astoundingly popular teacher at Tsai Hsing and recently decided to stay at the school indefinitely past his two-year contract.
(Check out his GoFundMe for his upcoming service trip to Tanzania with some of his BGL colleagues, and please give if you can!)
Perhaps one reason that Teacher Chad decided to stay on are the top five funniest things that have happened to him since he started teaching in Taipei. To boot, here is our latest blog post:
Making the decision to move to a new country alone to pursue your teaching career can be one of the scariest decisions a person can make!!! There are so many questions. My major fear was thinking about what were the kids going to be like. I was worried I wouldn’t be able to communicate with them or to get my ideas across. I quickly learned that this would not be an issue and that, generally speaking, kids all over the world are pretty similar to each other. I observed them playing all the same games that kids in the States play. I also learned quickly that, much like America kids, Taiwanese kids say and do some of the funniest things. Here is my top five list of the funniest things I’ve received from students.
Number 5 – Just like in America, parents have no secrets from teachers. Students feel the need to share everything with teachers, no matter what!
Number 4 – They understand how love and economics sometimes can mix.
Number 3 – even with a class of third graders, you always have the one kid who was born to have fun.
Number 2 – There is always that one student who is a wise guy and gets his witty jabs in wherever he can.
Number 1 – No matter what the student does, an apology note can make it so much funnier. I had one experience where a student thought it’d be funny to punch me. The problem was his height. I received an illegal punch below the belt, but the apology note had me laughing for days.
I’ve learned so much in my two years abroad and am so happy I took the chance to come and travel the world. I would recommend it to anyone who feels like they are missing something in their daily lives. Teaching abroad and traveling has been one of the greatest experiences in my life.
And, the kids are very sweet too.
See Teacher Chad’s blog post from last year about Children’s Day in Taiwan. It’s one of our most popular of all time!
And, if you or someone you know wants to teach abroad, please check out our open job listings at banyangloballearning.com/employment.