Today was my first day of student observations as the professor!
One of the main parts of my job as a "practicum instructor" is to visit my students for a class and grade them/help them with their teaching. This is such a great job for me because I really care about ESL teaching in C.hina and I see this as a huge chance to help my students become more comfortable with their lives here. There are so many factors involved in these visits besides just giving grades - and I love it. I get to be an encourager, guide, cultural liaison, and mentor all at once. It's a dream job.
drinking soy milk at KFC because I was 1.5 hours early to my first class. I used that time to edit the hospital's papers on "gastroenterology."
I went to two colleges today, the first one had especially useful English in the potties...
Creepy fake-ish smile at the end of a long day observing students in their classrooms. 2 observations down, 10 to go.
Long day. Good life.
walk slow. xoxo.