Thursday, July 10, 2008
First day of teaching!
Today was my first day of teaching English at Colegio Shalom. It went very well and the children are all excited to learn English. They are the most eager students I have ever seen. That's not to say that teaching wont be a challenge. First, there is no curriculum and the classroom technology is not very advanced. My classes range from pre-schoolers to 18-year-olds! Also, teachers here are not afraid to hold students back if they do not pass a grade level. Because of some of the students' difficult backgrounds and low education levels, I have a few 11- and 12-year olds in my first grade class! What a challenge. But the children's eagerness to learn the language will make the difficulties worthwhile. Please pray that God gives me the creativity and flexibility to create lesson plans for the children of Colegio Shalom. (Photos of me teaching to come!) ~ Jessica