“Star Students of the Month”, by Teacher Taylor

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This is my second full term teaching with PHBGTU and, I must admit, there’s nothing better than waking up every morning and doing what you love. Like any job, there are some days your gas tank is on complete E.  Yet, even on these days, I feel like I’ve accomplished some of my small goals.

All of my students are amazing but I like to spotlight the little stars that shine especially bright each month. Last term, I decided to create a way to reward these students while also making an incentive for others. Thus, the “Star Student of the Month” award was born.

Each month, I pick one or two students from each level who have completed all of their work and have shown exceptional behavior in English class. They are rewarded with a certificate, a treat from the goody bag and their photo is displayed for the entire month. The recipients are so proud to be recognized and their peers work even harder to become next month’s Star.

Here are some Stars in all of their glory…


Watermelon (P4/1) is a new residential student this term and just as sweet as her name! She’s always full of hugs and love and such a pleasure to have in class.



This is my second year teaching Gigi (P5/1). She never ceases to amaze me with her knowledge of English. Gigi is an incredibly hardworking student and a true classroom leader.


Franky (P4/2) is another new residential student. When he is not making me laugh with his jokes and antics, he is hard at work learning English.

Here’s to my Star Students who make it all worth it at the end of the day. They have inspired me more than they could ever begin to comprehend.

Teacher Taylor

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