Learning How to Teach
Trip Start Jan 10, 2005
50Trip End Apr 01, 2007
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The second charla, I had loads of fun making and giving. It was titled Sex vs. Gender and I was floored by how these kids have no peńa (embarrassment) about their reproductive body parts
By the third charla, I am learning that it takes an incredible amount of time to prepare for an hour class, once a week. Granted, I am making these charlas excellent the first time because I have no intention of remaking them and plan on giving them numerous times. However, they take a week to prepare each one! For the third charla, I am feeling pretty comfortable with the kids, I know they enjoy my class, and this is helping the class flow better. However, this time the teacher tells me she will not be in class the day I give my charla. "No problem," I think. "I can handle it." Lesson in Classroom Management learned. Glad I had brought my rules with me and I realized that I really needed to be ready to enforce the ultimate rule, "If the class goes to shit, I leave." Luckily, we didn't even come close and the charla went over fairly well. The title was my favorite word, Pubertad (puberty.) I don't know what it is about this word, but I hate it
Sometimes no matter how much I practice pronouncing certain words, when I have to say them in front of others, it is like I've never said the word in my life. Well, it was like that with "espermatozoides" (sperm)!! Yeah, I am not kidding. Trying saying that word! Ha! So sometimes 9 year olds are my Spanish teachers too!
Hope you enjoyed this entry. Sometimes I just laugh at my life! I hope you can too. I miss you all more than you can know. It brightens my day to see your names in my email inbox. Write when you can. Love you 'all muchas!!!