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Teaching Diary: October

  • It’s hilarious how my students randomly clap for me
  • In 5eme I said today is a test review and we are going to have the actual test in 2 days… I got a standing ovation
  • We were learning vocabulary for music and I drew some stick figure drawings… I got a standing ovation
  • A kid lied about their age to me and I said, “it’s false” in french… I got a standing ovation
  • My 5eme class and I have warmed up to each other finally
  • One day in 5eme the kids kept talking when I was talking and a student gave me a very thick branch and told me I must hit them… I didn’t 
  • My kids in 6eme think I will hit them because of how I move my hands to smack their copy books off their desk if they don’t hide their copy books after I tell them to hide their copy books.
  • All my classes like me which is pretty cool and heart warming 
  • In 6eme one time a younger kid got too loud and one of the bigger kids tried to help manage by standing up and violently mushing them in the face… which was nerve racking to me
  • All the teachers (including me) drove 30 mins on motorcycle to visit the principal who still hasn’t been to school because of sickness
  • I know almost all the names of my 5eme class of 41 students
  • I almost cried when the accountant removed students during class because their school fees weren’t paid
  • One time I finished a lesson and we had 10 minutes remaining. Which was too little time to teach something but too much time to leave class without the administration raising their eyebrows at me. So I gave them the option to sing songs or ask me questions. I never had such engaged students asking me questions about English translations and if we ate pate or igname pilee in the USA
  • I gave my class 2 hours of punishment and afterwards they created a mob around me begging them to forgive me so I started shoulder dancing which distracted them long enough for me to exit the classroom during their confusion
  •  6eme gets so excited to learn and participate that everyone tries to get called on even if they don’t know the answer
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