I won't double post for those who are following my Peace Corps blog and this (to summarize, I recently visited the town I will live in for the next to years and loved it and am now a vampire), but I will say that I've recently realized what a huge, big scary thing Peace Corps is. I'll be in a town where I don't speak the language, not only living by myself for the first time, but also as the only white person in the town, and I'm expected to be an ambassador for the United States and a worker of the Ethiopian Ministry of Education to tell people with more experience than me how to do their jobs better. And it's up to me to find out what they're doing wrong and how to fix it.
It's....a lot of pressure and an emotional bundle that comes no where near what I feel like with writing, and a large part of it is that I feel so unprepared and inexperienced despite all the training Peace Corps is giving us.
Thus, I was wondering if you guys had any electronic resources on topics that could help me if you wouldn't mind sending them my way in an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). I would love love love anything on:
teaching in general
teaching English as a Foreign Language
how to do assessments/monitoring and evaluation
The rules of soccer/volleyball/basketball and how to coach such sports
Parent and Teacher Associations
And while it's not necessary for my Peace Corps work and is more personally, GMAT study materials because I've gone through what I have and am planning on retaking the test while I'm here in Ethiopia.
I hope you guys are having a wonderful summer! I've heard back home it's broken 100 F, but here it maybe reaches 65 around noon and most of the time rests at 55. Hope all your writing is going well! Mine been totally nonexistent aside from a daily journal.But I did have a crazy dream the other night that has potential.