My name is Monika and after eight years of teaching English I’ve decided to share my more or less wild ideas concerning the process of turning innocent people to the Dark Side – eventually (mwahahaha). Since stereotypical role of a teacher is to oppose a student (at least in non-teaching eyes), I have gladly accepted the exaggerated role of Evil Incarnated much to both mine and my students’ amusement. It really makes things easier in a typical whining situation where the students go ‘ooooohhh, whyyyyy soooo muuuuch homewoooooork’ and one simply states ‘because I’m evil, that’s why’. Not much left for discussion, admit it.
I’ve worked in public schools in Poland and private language schools both in my country and in Dublin, Ireland and I think I’ve actually covered all age groups so far, except for kindergarten children and people over 70 years old. The surprising thing is that I really enjoy working as a teacher – tried different jobs, so I’m quite sure that’s the good one! Still, I have loads to learn and hope my blog will encourage the readers to give me some hints – teaching is like an ocean so give me a helping hand whenever you can.
There will be traces of my hobbies on the blog, I’m afraid (it’s unavoidable, huh?). I like scrapbooking, cooking and am a faithful servant of glorious Siberian cats – Yossa (named after Yossarian) and Nyarlathotep (yes, I like H.P.Lovecraft and wait until the stars are right).
My favourite tool in teaching and learning is the Internet, so you may expect some lesson plans and activities based on the various sources, but I shall also make a nice base of my favourites.
OK, let’s do it!