Friday, January 4, 2008

Turks and pizza

Here's a post by someone who understands why I love to teach ESL. Once again, it's relationships that are important. That's an idea that's difficult for Americans who think "Git er done" is the most important thing. It has been work that goes against my cultural and tempermental grain - I used to be concerned over how to get my students to arrive on time and how to maximize acquisition of language and vocational skills. I'm learning to remember that my mission is centered on relationships ... with my students and with my God.