The importance of humor boundaries… and what to do if you’ve broken them

Boundaries. Love ’em? Hate ’em? It doesn’t matter. Because you need them. Boundaries with humor are important because they protect you and your students from uncomfortable, or even bullying, situations. Protecting the student:  If you are from a different country than your students, there is a good chance you have a different sense of humor. Personally,…

Pros and cons of giving favors

To the Independent Teachers out there. Let’s talk about favors. By favors, I mean letting students retake tests, come to class late, and even teaching them an extra hour or so for free. Giving favors has some pros and some cons. Let’s start with the pros: When I give my students favors, or let them…