So, sometimes teaching becomes flat-out overwhelming. Kids are demanding, coworkers are demanding, and navigating an educational system in another language and culture can be pretty exhausting most days. Especially when you contemplate the fact that we have worked every weekday since October 4th with no day off and will only be getting the 25th for Christmas.
But then there are days like today.
Days when, surprisingly, the kids get their work done with a minimum of groaning and moaning. Days when I come out of my 5:50 class to find a student waiting to give me this:
I’ll transcribe the text for you, errors and all: