On the first day I decided to show a PowerPoint presentation to tell the students a little bit about me. I added pictures of my trips one of the pictures was of the Roman Coliseum. I had a student look at it and question, “ma’am if this thing is so old why don’t people just tear it down?” I now know that I also have to teach them to appreciate a culture that is not their own. Barely the first week of school and I already have my work cut out for me.
The ELA Department decided to use this worksheet to gauge student’s goals. It is a simple worksheet that the students can fill out on the first day. Go to my google drive to check it out. You can also edit it to your leisure.
I was recommended GoogleVoice as a teaching resource. This app allows people to use a separate phone number so others can call or message. Again this is a separate number that allows calls or messages to be sent to your personal phone without giving away your personal number. This is a great tool for teachers to use as you won’t have to give parents and students your personal number. There is a feature that allows incoming messages and calls to be disabled. This is also a great resource to record your communication between yourself, the parents, and the students.
Moving back to America was difficult. I had applied for jobs before coming home, but nothing came out of it. I had one interview and that didn’t pan out. After months of applying, I finally got a job.
Teaching in America scares me…I am wary of the amount of paperwork, the meetings, the lack of help from the parents and admin…but I enjoy teaching and I am looking forward to trying this out.
Later I will post pictures of my class, posters, and anything else soon
One thing I miss about Europe and living in Korea was the easy of travel. Even a weekend getaway via train is something I sorely miss.
I finally made the Blogilates kale smoothie…it was a hit with my younger sister and my mom, my dad doesn’t like it.