HUAIROU, Beijing Province:
Bleurgh, today was definately THE WORST DAY of teaching I've had so far. I don't what the kids have been drinking, but attempting to get any kind of control in the classroom was a nightmare! In all four classes!
In one class three different students managed to fall off their chair at different points in the lesson... there were paper airplanes, balls of paper flying all over the room, notes being passed, work not being done!
It made me realise that the only reason I have control in the class is because the students let me have it! Hopefully they'll never fully understand this, or I'll have a riot on my hands!
Was quite a depressing day though really, I seriously hope the rest of the week is better. The lesson plan I've been doing this week - 'true stories', I thought would be fun! The classes earlier this week seemed to enjoy it (or at least humour me).. blah I don't know.
We went for dinner at 'Woman Love, Woman Love' - one of our local noodle bars, and had a few beers to take away the horror of the day! haha
It is getting so cold here, I really hope the heating comes on soon! I've asked Miss Cao, and apparently it won't be switched on until mid November!!!!