Sunday, January 14, 2007

First week

I survived my first week of teaching, but just barely. It is not so much the actual teaching or the kids, it is all the preparing and the work that goes into each lesson that has been challenging. Besides that I have night classes three nights a week which makes for a very long week. I love the kids though. They are amazing. If I can convince them that it is worthwhile to write and read, and express themselves, they seem like they are capable of great things. Several of my students have only been in the US for a couple of years, and yet they all work really hard. I think that it will be a good semester. I hope to learn a lot from them, and also to teach them something.

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