|80% of the students at Rising Star have parents or grandparents with leprosy. The other 20% come from nearby villages and go home each night rather than stay in the hostel on campus.|
High- Reading/English with the kids.
Low- Reading/English with the kids.
I feel like the education rotation should be my strength being a teacher and all but the past 2 days have been a bit rough! I realize that I'm not succeeding like I'd like to because not only do they give me the hard kids, I only have 30 minutes to figure them out before it's off to the next kid!
Behavior is my thing! I just want them all to be tip top well behaved little things and realizing that I can't change their behavior in such a short amount of time is super frustrating to me! For example, today I was reading with a kid known for behaviors. Cussing volunteers out in Tamil, hitting, non-compliance, all things that my Special Ed heart just loves, right? So I was super excited, went all teacher face on him. And, nothing-- not a word out of him. Not even a movement or an eye blink. Just a straight expression staring straight ahead. So I pulled out all my tricks, still nothin. Very. Frustrating. Long story short he started to give me a little bit of compliance, even laughed at 2 of my jokes :) Total victory! And the coordinator told me that it was a miracle I got him to do all that, that it was the best she's seen him do in over a month. Take that! Hah! Made me feel so good! Now all the frustration was worth it, and the low of the day has become my high, yay! I love school! Makes me slightly excited to get back to work soon.
The students little reading voices with an accent are just the cutest things ever. I will imitate them for you when I get home :)