The students in Chile really seem to value their education. The past two days walking into the courtyard where they are playing and getting almost trampled because they are so excited really motivates you. Then when you are teaching or assisting another teacher with their lesson you can tell how engage and interested in it they are. One teacher at the school said to me “You all coming makes English a real thing to them, not some foreign thing that is boring.” It really makes you think how one small visit can really impact a child’s desire for learning or even just for their education. It makes me really thankful that I got accepted into this program. I like many other teachers and teacher candidates have had my doubts if this is the right path for me. After just a week here I don’t know how I had any of those doubts. Teaching may not bring in the big bills, have a fancy title or be the most glamorous job in the world but to those kids today I was their rock star, cheerleader, and motivator and that is all teaching needs to bless me with and I will be one happy woman.
Well that is all for now. Miss you all back home and these three weeks will fly by. Time is flying in Chile. Thanks for reading. More to come soon!!