I was a little down on Friday because of the situation in school at the moment. I’ll explain more about that latter but basically we are ridiculously low on staff so an 18 year old (nearly 19) is teaching loads of lessons though she clearly knows nothing (ok she knows somethings but not all that much). Yes I am talking about myself. I don’t mind the work load, I came here to work, but I feel like I’m letting the students down.
Anywho, so I was all like hiding behind my big hood and eyes cast down, when I had to go teach this class of cutie pies Science. But I can’t speak Korean. Their English is not very strong. How do I teach them about experimental variables in a language some of them are not even proficient in?
God’s knows how because we are managing just fine. I was so worried I would not be able to teach but within 5 minutes of being in class we were having a blast and learning and great things happened. One girl even cried because I made her laugh so much! Most people don’t find me very funny so that got me gassed. And yes, laughing in class is a good sign as long as it is controlled and brought on by the right things: subject specific jokes.
So yeah, I have real angels in my life.