good first two days. no airconditioning in my building and a few fans in a room with no windows was pretty bad situation, but I'm still so happy just to have a full time job. ha also the school is still figuring out the schedules of the students' classes so most of my classes will be different mixes of students come Monday. I am up for a challenging year, had all my ducks in a row in my mind today for a confrontation that needed to take place with a guy in my class, this guy who kept cutting in jokes and responding to me disrespectfully in Spanish. So by 6th hour I'm ready to have a little student conference in the hall and "nip in the bud"... and then of course he's not in class today 5th hour so I can still look forward to that Monday. Another challenge is all of these kids are not really motivated to produce English at all. I think I'll focus on mainly book and paper work next week until they are comfortable enough to try speech in class, instead of "I don't know" or shoulder shrugs. I am sort of looking forward to getting the air fixed so I'll have more of my usual energy to get the class going. not sitting there dripping sweat explaining class rules, the book we'll be using, schedule changes, etc etc... blah man am I glad it's the weekend.
I signed the contract today and will be getting a required physical scheduled soon once my insurance kicks in. plan to keep cool at home this weekend and rest up for the full 5 days of classes next week. begin the school year and count down to fall break. ha
got a Fb message from my bud in Sudan. He wrote- "dan. went to a party of UN types in Khartoum. Interesting crowd. Confident and knowledgable people. I hope you are able to interact with similar in OK." he knows me well.
have a great weekend everyone.