Interview Highs and Lows and Frisbee Fun

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.

Please Pray!

  • 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.

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Please Pray!

  • 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!

Skye

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One thought on “Interview Highs and Lows and Frisbee Fun

  1. This is great Skye. Thanks for sharing so honestly and being vulnerable about what you’re learning. You seem like a humble teachable learner who is ready to jump in the deep end of learning whatever you need to in order to be effective in your new “home.”

    Keep the good posts coming!

    Sarah

    [cid:2AFEB4E8-BE5F-4368-8B66-FE62E70583BE]

    From: SkyeBirdOnTheFly <comment-reply@wordpress.com> Reply-To: SkyeBirdOnTheFly <comment+za1lmid6a32iv-tplw1uf@comment.wordpress.com> Date: Monday, July 27, 2015 at 11:41 AM To: Sarah Bourns <bournss@cmalliance.org> Subject: [New post] Interview Highs and Lows and Frisbee Fun

    skyebirdonthefly posted: “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”

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