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20 tips for teaching in Poland

Be energised. Your students will always be a reflection of you. Fill your class with positive vibes and your kids will  lap it up, fill it with tiresome, monotonous routine, they will die a tedious death. Avoid yawning, don’t answer your phone unless it’s the utmost urgency and no matter how painfully slow the lesson drags,...

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The prodigal son returns

It’s always nice to return home to England once in a while to re-sync my so called British-ness and remind myself what I’m missing out on: drink some tea (with milk), dunk some hob-nobs and scones, lather some marmite on toast, sup a real ale and generally soak in the ambiance – rain and wind blowing...

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One kielbasa shy of a sausage party

It all begun some dreary night twenty odd years ago at a friend’s 15th birthday party staged at Lily Sugars, Creek road, Hayling Island, a tiny watering hole where the yokels usually sipped some waterered down pish by the sea. A hotspot for tourists’ kids who loitered around playing arcade machines or on the hunt...

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A night at the opera

A long, long time ago in Poland…. As Big ben’s chimes counted down to 2017, or, rather some indecipherable randomite shouted gravelly Polish into Troika radio, I pondered and reflected upon my initial landing in Poland 8 years to the day (minus 1)…. I remember it well. December 30th 2008. As I flew over the...

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