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    We had a teachers who was very into sports, sometimes he would talk about some football match for an entire lesson in stead of teaching :')
    Did the students learn or get more experience listening/talking about sports? If so... he was teaching.

    I heard of one guy who who based an entire lesson on "How to make an omelet"

    It's what gets the job done that counts... not "Open your grammar books at page 32"

    Not entirely true, depends on the objectives of the lesson. It does not matter how great a lesson he/she delivered, if it had naught to do with the curriculum or the objectives then it was a waste of time.

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    ^ I guess we will never know....

    Wanna buy a used boomerang? Good condition. Hardly used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keekwai View Post
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    We had a teachers who was very into sports, sometimes he would talk about some football match for an entire lesson in stead of teaching :')
    Did the students learn or get more experience listening/talking about sports? If so... he was teaching.

    I heard of one guy who who based an entire lesson on "How to make an omelet"

    It's what gets the job done that counts... not "Open your grammar books at page 32"



    Dunno, my grubby Indian science teacher used to turn the tv on to the Aust Open so he could perv on Chris Everett and Gabriella Sabatini.

    Didn't help us learn a jot.




    Not that I'm complaining...

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    ^ Too right! I never complain when I don't learn anything... Ignorance is bliss!


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    Quote Originally Posted by keekwai
    I heard of one guy who who based an entire lesson on "How to make an omelet"
    I used how to make a ham and cheese sandwich, for both an intro to programming AND English classes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
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    We had a teachers who was very into sports, sometimes he would talk about some football match for an entire lesson in stead of teaching :')
    Please, please tell me you are not a teacher...

    We had a teachers
    in stead of
    Maybe he is a teacher but today is his day off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazza View Post
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    We had a teachers who was very into sports, sometimes he would talk about some football match for an entire lesson in stead of teaching :')
    Please, please tell me you are not a teacher...

    We had a teachers
    in stead of
    Maybe he is a teacher but today is his day off.
    That's understandable. Six days a week I converse/write 100% correctly ... but on Sundays I slip down to 60%. I think you're onto something there mate.


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    Quote Originally Posted by keekwai
    Wanna buy a used boomerang? Good condition. Hardly used.
    Can you return it if it doesn't come back?...


    Take your time...

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    ^ No...but YOU can return it.

    Take even longer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by keekwai View Post
    ^ Too right! I never complain when I don't learn anything... Ignorance is bliss!


    I don't think anyone who got to watch Gabriella Sabatini in 8th form science complained.

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    When I lived in Nakhon Sawan there was a Canadian guy teaching English at a local language centre where my ex wife used to go. This guy twitched so badly his whole body would start trembling. To stop it he would slap himself hard across the face and make a loud howling noise. He later tried to become a monk up in Chiang Mai. God only knows how the meditation went.

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    ^ Was this all the time? ... or just during a full moon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottish Gary View Post
    When I lived in Nakhon Sawan there was a Canadian guy teaching English at a local language centre where my ex wife used to go. This guy twitched so badly his whole body would start trembling. To stop it he would slap himself hard across the face and make a loud howling noise. He later tried to become a monk up in Chiang Mai. God only knows how the meditation went.

    Sounds like he had Tourettes.

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    In the old days on here there were endless threads about teachers. Telfler fights that went on for ages.
    Where did they all go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi View Post
    In the old days on here there were endless threads about teachers. Telfler fights that went on for ages.
    Where did they all go.
    They went to Ajarn I supposed.
    They probably realized this isn't a teachers forum.

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    Neither is Ajarn ... these days ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by keekwai
    I heard of one guy who who based an entire lesson on "How to make an omelet"
    imperative verbs, instruction writing, time connectives. lots can be made from that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by armstrong View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by keekwai
    I heard of one guy who who based an entire lesson on "How to make an omelet"
    imperative verbs, instruction writing, time connectives. lots can be made from that.
    Possibly even spelling.

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    Was with some friends with whom I had worked with and they told me the school had employed a teacher that like to prowl downtown wearing a mankini.

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    Has to be the lanky Brit who arrived believing he would be living in a grass hut in a village communing with nature. He took the doors off his provided teachers apartment and spent his off hours barefoot in a sarong tending to the potted palm trees he filled his room with. He was finally dismissed after he trapped a small king cobra and kept it in his bathroom as a pet.
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    pics, or it never happened.

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    The worst teacher (Thai) I had to deal with borrowed the school's computer that was assigned to me out of my classroom during summer vacation (without asking). The Thai teachers work during the summer, I take it off without pay.

    When I got it back it was full of porn that was so gross it even shocked me after 20 years as a cop. First I was angry, then I was scared, thought it might be some kind of set up.

    I called one of the female teachers I knew well, liked and trusted into the classroom, showed it to her and asked her what to do. She told me to get rid of it, and that this teacher had a history of similar prior problems that the school was already aware of. I formatted the hard drive immediately, and re-installed Windows. Never heard any more about it, this clown recently retired.
    Last edited by BobR; 20-04-2015 at 12:52 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
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    I heard of one guy who who based an entire lesson on "How to make an omelet"
    imperative verbs, instruction writing, time connectives. lots can be made from that.
    Possibly even spelling.
    Wow..an aversion to alternative omelet spelling. I gave up went with the yank spelling ages ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keekwai View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by armstrong View Post
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    I heard of one guy who who based an entire lesson on "How to make an omelet"
    imperative verbs, instruction writing, time connectives. lots can be made from that.
    Possibly even spelling.
    Wow..an aversion to alternative omelet spelling. I gave up went with the yank spelling ages ago
    It looked funny to me. I did go and read up, and "omelet" and "omelette" are both acceptable, although "omelette" is the more common (interestingly my computer picks up "omelet" as a wrong spelling).

    Still comparative spelling is a mine field. "color" still looks bloody weird to me, and I always use the correct spelling "colour"

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