The place to ask China-related questions!
Beijing Shanghai Guangzhou Shenzhen Chengdu Xi'an Hangzhou Qingdao Dalian Suzhou Nanjing More Cities>>

Categories

Close
Welcome to eChinacities Answers! Please or register if you wish to join conversations or ask questions relating to life in China. For help, click here.
2
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
2

Q: Teaching High school student/brats

Hello again

 

7 years in China and mostly dealt with primary / kindergarten  schools / students, tried one or two semesters to teach middle school kids , but an absolute disaster, just not up to their tantrums, smoking, phones in class, never doing homework, muttering under their breath whilst insulting me

 

my question (but I'm sure I know the answer already) is there any reason to think that High school kids should be any different other than maybe more insecure

 

have a few good offers to take a high school contract, but I think I should just stay  here in primary land

 

any opinions

 

thanks

16 weeks 6 days ago in  Teaching & Learning - China

 
Highest Voted
Posts: 2521

Shifu

1
3
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
2

High school kids are more mature (usually) and more worried about their scores on the Gao Kao which include English so they normally pay better attention. 

 

I found the worst during my stint was middle school kids.... (around 13-15)... trying to impress their friends... rebellious little shits. 

Report Abuse
16 weeks 5 days ago
 
Answers (6)
Comments (1)
Posts: 590

Governor

1
1
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
2

I taught in 2 different high schools, and a semester in a middle school. I'd teach in a high school before a middle school. However; I must point out that I taught in a private school too. The students were much better behaved in private schools. I spent 5 years teaching in a college. I'd choose a post secondary institution any day. You might want to try that.

Report Abuse
16 weeks 6 days ago
 
Posts: 2521

Shifu

1
3
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
2

High school kids are more mature (usually) and more worried about their scores on the Gao Kao which include English so they normally pay better attention. 

 

I found the worst during my stint was middle school kids.... (around 13-15)... trying to impress their friends... rebellious little shits. 

Report Abuse
16 weeks 5 days ago
 
0
2
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
2

Stay away from the public schools, man. I am currently working in one and it's just a gaokao factory run by a pack of geriatric nongs who spent their formative years wielding machetes and little red books, but now think they can advise me on how to be a teacher. They give me retarded MP4s where people talk like they've had some kind of aneurism and then get me to check their multi-choice answers. I told them that if they want me to do that they should just get a Lithuanian truck driver to stand and press the button. Once they got my blue eyes and white skin on their brochure to lure in huge swathes of braindead cashed up peasants, they reduced my classes and sent me to a primary school where I can actually make a difference. Here's my advice. Stick to either primary, or go to an adult training school. Also, here's a new warning, hot off the press. Make sure your employer is directly responsible for processing your documents. I am working for a company which has contracts with local schools. My passport spent six months in someone's desk because the school and the company couldn't decide who was responsible for processing it. With less than a month to go before my visa expires I suddenly have to run around and update everything all by myself.

Report Abuse
16 weeks 1 day ago
 
Posts: 11

Common folk

1
1
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
2

Kids these days are smart and have independent thoughts. They don't simply follow but ask questions. 

Don't waste time trying to understand them. All they care is to learn. As a teacher, be polite just do the job and teach the concepts well. The ones who really want help will ask.

Report Abuse
7 weeks 14 hours ago
 
Posts: 11

Common folk

1
1
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
2

Kids are no more kids. They are focused and know what they want and how to get there. Just do your job of teaching well and share your email id. The ones who really need help will talk to you or if they are reluctant, they'll email you their problems. 

 

Live your life and enjoy. You're not a teacher 24/7. Be easily approachable and be a fun teacher.

Report Abuse
1 week 6 days ago
 
Know the answer ?
Please or register to post answer.

Report Abuse

Security Code: * Enter the text diplayed in the box below
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <img> <br> <p> <u>
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Textual smileys will be replaced with graphical ones.

More information about formatting options

Forward Question

Answer of the DayMORE >>
A: Hmmm - I'm sure I answered this (and some other posts...). What y
A:Hmmm - I'm sure I answered this (and some other posts...). What you don't seem to get is that an older population is bad for a country... the expenses in looking after the elderly (welfare, hospitals, etc) start taking up more of the tax cake - a cake that's getting smaller because there are less people contributing to it (ie, workers). From an earth impact perspective - good! But from most other perspectives - bad. -- Shining_brow