my new class

Last Monday, I received a call at 9:10 asking me if I'd like to teach a class from 8 to 10 on Monday mornings.  The class was mine if I showed up before 9:30, so they could "meet the new teacher."

Even though I didn't have class till 3 pm, I was already dressed and ready thanks to years of listening to flylady.  I put on my outside shoes and scootered to school. (ok, so in Asia, flylady's shoe thing just doesn't work as well.)

I learned that they were "child care majors" and that is was a "listening practice" class. After talking to them, I decided to use the same book they used last semester, so they wouldn't have to buy a new one.

So, class our first week was short and to the point. 

This week, I was ready for class and there at 8:00.  But, I soon discovered that the textbook I had found in my office was first edition and they were using the second edition.  Sometimes there really aren't that many changes between editions; sometimes there are. 

This was a "sometimes there are" case.  My book's chapter 12 was about money and took up two pages.  Their book's chapter 12 was about free time and took up four pages.  So . . . I winged it :)  . . . doing nothing from the book.  It is a listening class . . . I didn't have the scripts nor the teacher's CD to go with their textbook 

Mostly I teach junior and senior English majors.  I love that age, that maturity level, that language ability.  But, I'm falling in love with my freshmen childcare majors (non-English majors).  They are a fun group of sweet, giggly girls.  Just right for 8 in the morning on Mondays! :) 

I'm glad God delights in the details of our lives!!  He knew I needed a something a little different this semester.  :)

(There is a lot more I could write about Chinese New Year, maybe I'll get around to it soon or maybe I won't till next year.  We'll have to see.  I make no promises.)


  1. Started a new class can be so much fun, and it's always nice to have a change. Enjoy your sweet girls!

  2. LOL that is SO Taiwan! Great job at being flexible! That's something I've learned here, though it often frustrates me. At least they asked if you wanted to teach the class, and didn't say.. oh you're scheduled to teach this class! Have fun with them! I love teach all girls classes, they do have a fun dynamic.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...