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Tulum International School, May 2016
Good Morning, Good Afternoon and Good Evening class, today I welcome you. The topic of our class today will be the topic of one that may not seem to teach and that topic goes by the name of curiosity. When were we ever taught growing up or in school to ask questions? Some times our questions have gotten us into more trouble, so we would just keep our mouths closed right? Or people would look at us with these looks on their faces as to if they were asking us why we were even asking that? So in return we would shut down and not even bother...
Well here I am asking questions, ranting, blogging and making sure this is the one of the most important factors of this blog and that is to ask questions!
I'd like to start the class off with a quote, as I do in many of my classes, now please don't get me confused with a professor or any title of that sort. I have been teaching as an ESL teacher for the past year, I am completely, completely obsessed with what I am doing, teaching a language is one of the most beautiful things I have ever done and I will continue to do beautiful things for the rest of my life. Seeing how language works is one of the most astonishing things to witness. I have mostly worked with children in the past year, now I am going on my second year of teaching in New York with international teenagers who come from all over the world, mostly about 75% of them can speak English at a beginner, intermediate level. I like to derive my students in the right direction, asking them questions, picking their brain from all different subjects from the economy to the law, to philosophy and spirituality. I'm not just there to teach them about verbs and grammar. Language is more than words, sometimes it is not even words at all, sometimes it is soley about the questions we ask. As I bring you back to the quote I wanted to introduce you, which goes as.. “Questions reveal more about us and the world around us, than the answers.”
With that, I think I am actually going to end it there, so I can leave you wanting to come back to read my blog ; ). My last thought and another reason I created this blog was to empower the youth, I work with children, mostly abroad in foreign countries, I love what I do, I think we all need to design our lives to be focused more on working with children, whether you have children or not. They are our future, they can learn from our mistakes, our wisdom, let us all help to create a better world by empowering them. Now something great about social media is this little thing called a hashtag - it can bring people together with the same similarities and goals just by typing in this silly little phrase with the pound sign. May it bring us together to unite our differences.
I will be looking for you all <3