Saturday, July 2

Get the picture: Challenge

I'm linking up again today with Lauren from Outside Voice for Get the picture. This months theme is: 

Being only 19 years old, I can't say I've faced too many difficult challenges in my life. The things which challenge me are:
- Getting out of bed in the morning
- Eating healthy
- Remembering to shower

But in all seriousness, I do have a big challenge ahead of me. I have very little teaching experience. I've previously had a casual job supervising young children at a school, and some dance teaching - but that's as far as it goes. And in 5 weeks times I will be thrown headfirst into a classroom full of small Indian children, who speak very little English, and am expected to teach them. I've been told to expect things like, the usual teacher leaving class for days on end instead of helping me, the children going from being extremely shy and quite, to outrageously loud and annoying in the first few days, the children only turning up when they feel like it or very, very late, and being extremely frustrated by the rate at which they learn. After hearing all this from people who have previously gone, I have decided to expect the worse, and hopefully they will turn out lovely. So anyway, my point is, it is going to be extremely challenging for me to keep the children entertained, teach them valuable things and basically keep them under control. So my goal is to have a classroom where the kids looks as attentive and interested as this:
Wish me luck.

Oh and looking at this picture, I just thought of another challenge. I will no doubt be using a chalk board over there (instead of a nice white board), which I hate. Chalkboards give me the creeps and I can't help thinking of someone dragging their fingernails down it *shudder*


A Lost Feather said...

ahhhhh!!! nails on a chalkboard are the WORST ew ew ew hahah

bleh yuck ew.. ok i'm good.

i think if you are really excited and happy it will show and the kids will enjoy that a lot :) you'll be great!

LCR said...

you're right- this is an amazing challenge- i can't wait to hear all about it once you're over there!
and i hope noone drags their nails down the chalkboard!!
Thanks so much for participating, Carla!

Ashley Sisk said...

Visiting from Outside Voice - and that is quite a challenge but an amazing life-changing challenge. I know you're going to do an amazing job!

Anonymous said...

very interesting, thanks

Melissa Jo said...

What a great challenge to have before you, I'm sure it will be a great adventure!

Alisha said...

Definitely an adventure. You'll do great! Definitely a challenge going to a different place especially where the language is different. Good luck!

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