My best lesson this week was with my adult class. I had them create bucket lists and bring them into the class. We had great discussions and found out really interesting things about each other. Teaching the kiddos a different story. I often have difficulty with one girl who likes to fight a lot and is a bully. It’s even more difficult to reach her because she speaks very little english. Wish my german was stronger. I reach her more each day but there are our down days where either her or I are having a bad day.
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Today, one of my friends asked me if I would leave a recommendation for someone on Corkboard for a position. I didn’t really have the time to be honest and hadn’t really interacted with that educator before too much. However, I did know my friend who asked me well enough to trust her on her word. If she took the time to ask me to help another teacher then I was going to trust her. I did the best I could, did some research on the educator’s blog and other social networks and offered my support. I don’t know if she’ll get the position but at least she would see that she did get responses from educators helping her achieve her goals. I remember when I recently tweeted I was not having a great day! I was so awed by people sending me songs, silly pictures, and more. I have the greatest PLN and they make me laugh daily, literally. Everyone sees my tweets but if they ever read my stream/dms they would be amazed by how much my friends are there for me. I call them friends, too. Maybe I haven’t met them in person but definitely there is something to having daily conversations with people, sharing pet pictures, and sharing inside jokes. I get so much support that I hope I pay that forward.