Sep 26, 2011

12 hour work day.

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.

7:00am:

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...

The second college was an umbrella parade...

and was nestled amongst the mountains on the outskirts of HZ...

I really love my job...


5:30pm:

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.

4 comments:

ellie. said...

Love the photo of you in front of the river on the bridge. Simply gorgeous. xoxo - elle

Mom said...

Looking good....! I love all of your pictures! Since I've been there, I have some sort of connection with what is going on!
Love you!

JGrine said...

I can't get over the fact that you had soy milk at a KFC.....

agapelife said...

girl I hear you on the long intense days. You the man (i mean woman!)