Week 4

 

  1. It’s ok to pretend you don’t understand Ukrainian if you don’t feel safe or you feel uncomfortable or you just don’t feel like it
  2. It’s ok to be rude if you don’t feel safe or you feel uncomfortable
    1. It’s ok to be rude if you don’t feel safe or you feel uncomfortable
    2. That one is hard to learn because I like to be nice, but I have learned that not everyone deserves me to be nice to them and being a jerk in a situation where I don’t feel safe is sometimes the most effective way to get out of a situation. I feel like it applies anywhere because people (read men) are pushy and creepy all over the world.
  1. If 40 kids come to English club, it’s a win.
  2. If 2 kids come to English club, it’s a win.
  3. Call your mom, she’s smarter than you.
    1. She would also be the first to tell me this.
  4. Talk to the kids that don’t speak English, talk to them a lot.
  5. Trust everyone, but still be smart about your choices.
    1. Don’t carry around/flash a ton of cash.
    2. Be aware of your surroundings
    3. Lock your door.
  6. Ask for details about events: where is it? When does it start? When will it end? What should I wear?
    1. ASK. ASK. ASK.
    2. See me at the school Christmas disco WAY under dressed til 1:00 in the morning.
  7. Keep a ball in the classroom for spontaneous game time/lesson filler/a fun way to call on people.
    1. Two words: EL PRESIDENTE, Thanks Whitworth.
  8. Write it down so you don’t forget.
    1. Thank you bullet journals!
  9. Learn new ways to check if your kids understand you. “Do you have any questions?” isn’t enough.
    1. I’m going with “What questions do you have?”, but also am checking for understanding in ways that aren’t as obvious.
  10. Take pictures. Even if you feel weird because no one else is taking pictures. They already think you’re weird and you want to remember this.
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