I was approached to see if I was willing to help a local high school prepare for an English Speech Contest. I figured why not, I have the time and it would be fun to experience working with high school students. The school is about a 40 minute commute from my current school and I go and help out between 6 – 9 p.m. The first day I went to this school I thought I was going to die from hiking up the hill. Apparently the students hate it as much as I do, because about five of them asked me what I thought about it.
Many middle schools and high schools no longer have a native English teacher in their schools, therefore I was asked to help. The funny thing was while I was waiting in the classroom before the start of class a few students would come in and then leave. In fact, they were so shy they wouldn’t really talk to me. But that’s okay a few of them have warmed up to me and ask me questions easily. One asked if he could I introduce my friends to him, but I said they would end up in jail, so no. High school is a completely different ball park and I definitely can see who it would be a fun and challenging experience.
So far I have finished 3 of the 8 days I have signed up for at the school. I have to say I’m gonna miss hanging out with the kids. I will write more about it as time goes by and the assigned time together draws to a finish.
The school has an amazing view once you get to the top .