When we first arrived in the school the students at this public school swarmed me and my colleagues with hugs and kisses. They were excited to see new people, and wanted to know why we were there. Many of the students were fascinated with my hair, because it was nothing they had ever seen before. These students were filled with so much energy and love, and they made me feel like I would want to stay in Chile and work with these students.
After our lesson, the students returned to doing the lesson their teacher had prepared with them. They were learning about expressing wish and necessity, and the teacher had a fun activity to do with the students that involved them coming up to the board and reading off a dialogue with a partner. Some of the students were afraid, so my colleagues and I took turns reading off the dialogue with the students. It was fun, and this proved to me that when students this age have the right form of engagement in their classroom, the possibilities of minimizing undesirable student behavior are endless.
I´m unsure of where life will take me, and it´s possible that it´ll take me to teach middle schoolers. I love seeing students have fun and interested in their learning, and I know with the right techniques I could be an effective teacher for these students. Watch out world, I might be your middle schooler´s teacher.