Friday, September 7, 2007

Flexibility

One of my favorite profs used to always say: Thou shalt be flexible and you will never be broken. I have tried to continue remembering that this week as every hour seems to get a little more frustrating. This is becuase I continually show up to class but the teacher is not expecting me, or I show up to class and several teachers are looking for me because I am not in their class. This is because no one grade operates on the same time schedule so they double book me! And they give me classes but don't put it in my schedule so I don't even know why I am being looked for. It is a little crazy. But the best one was yesterday 11.10 am, 3rd grade. I walk into class after being told that I would be assisting the teacher in translating some key words of the lesson into English. The lesson was on communities, what they are, why we have them and how they function. Well when I walk in, I am told that the class is now all mine! I definately made up a 40minute lesson on the spot. And taught two of them back to back. I didn't have any materials, anything prepared. I just winged it, led a discussion, and had them copy down what I put on the board like the teacher asked me to. It was quite unexpected.

So if you think things are crazy in America please come visit me!!

continually suprised, Dana

2 comments:

Alexander said...

Wow! Way to go with your improve lesson! You're catching on quick. I've been thinking about you and the rest of the MES team and praying a lot for you. The beginning of the year is one of the most difficult times. Sounds like you'll do a great job this year.

From Penny Barrett

The Davis' said...

Dana,

It is outstanding to watch your journey. Please keep posting, those of us in Edmond are keeping up with you. We are praying for your safety and your journey. Thanks

Brent & Stacy Davis