Today: Monday, July 27
Today I met a new friend, went to a Hong Kong style restaurant, had a teaching demo, and played Ultimate Frisbee for 2 1/2 hours. I am tired and sore, but feeling good. 🙂
The demo consisted of 15 minutes of me teaching about comparative adjectives to a class I’d never seen before. I did not get the job, but the lady who interviewed me was really helpful. She gave me a lot of advice and constructive criticism and I have a better understanding of what a classroom style teacher needs to be. Basically I talked too much and need to learn how to get the kids interacting.
Pray that, as I said, I can learn how to get the kids involved in the learning process. To teach themselves, as it were.
Pray that I can accurately judge the comprehension level of the kids.
Pray that I remember the things Elisa (my interviewer) told me.
In the end, Elisa said that she will keep my resume on file, and if I feel that I have learned what it takes to do the aforementioned things, in a couple of weeks I can come in and do another demo for them. I have a biiiig learning curve coming up, guys. Praise God for Elisa! Praise God for using a failure to teach me! Good stuff.
So, no, I am not sad. Disappointed, maybe a little. But I know I have a lot to learn, and today’s interview/demo was exactly the start that I needed to get going.
- I have already begun to experience spiritual warfare in relationships here. Please pray for my roommate Irene and for the staff at the Aroma. More on this later.
- Please pray that I am persistent in practicing piano. I am unhappy that I have not been more aggressive about doing that.
Be sure to check out the pictures I will post today!! 🙂
Keep the Faith!