First of all I would like to say THANK YOU so much to everyone who voted, who made a retweet, shared a link for my photo entry. It is still on going guys! The last date for voting will be on September 09, 2010. I really apologize if I was not so active with Twitter or Facebook today, I was not even able to blog visit. I really had a rough day, pretty bad Tuesday.
But I am very happy and I feel better now after reading all your comments and your great support for me.
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So aside from the great jump of votes that I received today, I almost had the perfect day until, a news came up. I knew about this last week and I really did some changes because of course I am such a very open-minded person, any criticisms or observations about my work will be counted against me. I am open to changes and doing something else. What is the use of my Educational degree and the book that I am writing about the basics approach in English teaching, if I lack in the decency of changing!
I really have to experiment more on strategies, physical and emotional connection with your students and etc. I am happy with my work, I have the best colleagues and a boss that defends my side. She knows my capacity as an instructor, but replacing someone from my current job who have stayed in the same school for 5 years and was totally attached to the teachers. It was a great deal of COMPARISON in my part. Number one thing is, they ALWAYS compare his teaching styles against mine. My point is I am not the old teacher, I am new, young and I have my own strategy in letting my students learn.
For my years of experience in teaching I am pretty proud to have achieved a remarkable change with the grades of the students that I have taught. And that is something I will be very proud of myself. I am here to teach, to let them learn.
I really hate it when they always reason out my age, that I am young enough to teach, that I lack the experience, that I give hard lessons to my students. For goodness sake, I am teaching these kindergarten kids in advance because right now, with my Primary 1 students, I am totally having a hard time with them, they cannot even memorize the Alphabets and put them in order.
The greatest foundation in teaching is when the child is still young. But all they want me to do is play games, and sing all the time. They practically saying that why would I give the 12 months of the year to a 6 year old kid, and conversing in English to them? I am just confused about their remarks about me, that is way too personal already. I am open to any criticism but if they criticized my age and my lack of experience and always comparing me to the old teacher who did the same thing for 5 years, oh well screw them.
I have worked this hard to reach what I have right now, it is not my fault that I graduated at an early age of 20 years old. Got great experience with kids and teaching. Learning how to speak the correct American Accent through my call center experience and can multi-task because I had the hardest job of multi-tasking before.
I have the enough experience to teach these kids. So screw them, seriously my boss was even telling me to ignore them and make my own remarks, my own strategy and of course I need solid evidence about my teaching. So this is not really my everyday doing, but somehow they have awaken the bitchy side of me. They are really messing with the wrong person because I can give them something that will really make their jaws drop and keep their mouth shut.
The deal is working in a foreign country is really hard, they are intimidated with your age and how far you have accomplished things at an early stage of your life. Second thing is we are earning more than the regular teachers here, but we pay a lot of things compared to them so that is the big difference. I just had to air this out, because if not I might blow up in front of them, though I am not really that kind of person.
Everybody knows how silent and sweet I am, but if they step into my dignity and my chance of proving myself, that is sadly another story. It is their words against mine, and trust me they are powerful than I am. So I am making solid evidences that would totally prove them wrong, in fact I already did earlier because of my fuming anger.
Tomorrow is my favorite day, its a Hump Day and hopefully I get a dose of luck. I badly need that. Sorry for all the rantings guys. Wonderful outfit post and stories will resume tomorrow promise. I just need to do something extra for them so they better watch out tomorrow.
But seriously if I were to ask you, am I intimidating?