Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Thursday

I might get the call today to go in to teach at the upcoming teachers' strike. Half of me wants to do it and the other half of me does not want that phone to ring because I'm nervous about going into a classroom! In Thailand I taught in periods, just like we have in jr. high and high school. Different subjects different teachers, it was just the teacher who came to class instead of the kids all going to different classes like here in the US. In US elementary schools, of course, the teacher has them all day, except probably for PE, music and art (do they even offer such classes these days? shame). So I've never had to be there on the ball for the entire day, and that's what I'm most nervous about. 50 minute periods were a breeze in Thailand, but all day long, I don't know!

2 comments:

Sraikh said...

It was the same in Singapore. We stayed in the same class and had different teachers come in for the various subjects. So if someone was sick, we had one free period unlike here, where the entire day is wasted!

amygeekgrl said...

Good luck! I'm sure it's a bit nerve-racking (new situations scare me too), but I bet you'll do great. :)