Today I finally had my last Open House for the year. I had to hold Open House in three different classes.
In case you don't know Open House is when the parents come to SLP (school) and watch you teach a class to their kids. It is a good way for the parents to see how much their kids know and see how we run a class.
In the first class I learned that I give too much homework. I had been giving the students vocabulary tests everday that they weren't doing that well on so I assigned the kids to write the words and definitions 5 times each (only 5 vocab words). This was too much work for them...Anyway the parents like my teaching style but thought I should give less writing homework and give more listening and reading homework.
In my second class I learned that I am scary. A preschooler went home and told his mom that I was scary because I yelled at him for throwing another students spoon on the floor. Anyway the Korean teacher talked to him and he has been nice to me ever since. I just thought it was weird.
In the last class the parents said that they are glad that I talk to the students so much. For the first time in my life my excessive talking is helping others. My students talk a lot because I talk a lot and since this school is all about learning another language it is a good thing!
Other than school I have been really busy trying to fit in my Taekwondo lessons, makes the week fly right on by. This week the Grand Master (and I) noticed a huge improvement in my kicks! I am excited. He says he can tell I will be a good student because I am so interested in Taekwondo (TKD) right now and this phase of my learning is the most boring because it is basic stuff and that later when I am learning many other things I will have more to be interested in.