Although I’ve been slacking with the blogging, I wanted to let you know that I’m still inching along with the 5WC about teaching.
I had an “interview” with one of my volunteers who’s an experienced adult ESL teacher. It ended up going much differently than I’d expected. We both teach Advanced at my center, so we ended up talking a lot about that class specifically. It was fantastically helpful, I think for both of us, and I think it will result in some positive changes that will benefit our students.
I was surprised that I was able to give back during our chat. She asked more about the 5WC with the idea of bringing it to a group she’s involved in. I was also able to give her helpful tidbits about Macs and social media.
So I’m really glad the 5WC spurred me to actually take the time to talk to people instead of just saying, “yep, that’d be a good idea someday.” The 5WC made “someday” become a “today.”
I have to admit, I’m not doing so hot with my reading. I also have no idea where I’m at in the five weeks.
But for now I’m still going (at a snail’s pace, but still going!) and finding that every effort I’ve put in has been rewarded far more than I’d expected.