Thursday, December 11, 2008

Raining & Teaching...

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What a gloomy day we have here today. It’s been raining since early this morning so the ground is really wet and the sky is dark. Days like this one make me thankful all the more that I am working at home. When I was still teaching in a regular school, I hated it when I had to go out in the rain all dressed up only to get soaked up even before I got to my destination. And since I had a homeroom class, I also had to attend to the classroom making sure it’s not wet and slippery…and made sure the students were taken cared of. Ahh…those were the days. Now, I just sit here listening to the pitter pattering on the roof…and looking out the backyard full of dry leaves…aargghh…

Anyway, raining aside, I loved being a teacher. I got to interact with kids almost everyday and I got to meet exchange students that came to sit in my classes. I learned a lot from those exchange students because they’ve been to so many places at such a young age. One of them was a South African student who had been in the US already when he came to our school in Taipei. After Taipei, he was thinking of going to the UK. By the way, he was in his early 20s then so he’s a college student then who was observing school settings in different countries. I still get in touch with him and he told me that he is still thinking of going to the UK and is looking for student accommodation in leeds as well as other neighboring cities. He said that this may be his last trip. After this one, he’s planning in finishing his masters degree and get on with his teaching career. Sweet!

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