Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Yet Another Boost Of My Ego

I went into work today and started to prepare for my classes, nothing special. Sandy, the Chinese teacher that I share a high-level class with, was at the copier. Let me preface this by saying Brent used to teach this class with Sandy. Brent was a foreign teacher at the school for eight years! I wanted Sandy to know how the class went this past Saturday. We were talking about the class and she happened to mentioned that Sarah's mom, who attends every class and is essentially a student, told her that I am a better teacher than Brent was. WOW! That is an incredible compliment. Brent was considered the alpha-teacher, he could do no wrong. People here generally don't express such thoughts to others, they are very hard to please. This makes this compliment all the more amazing. Brent taught the class for about 18 months prior to leaving Taiwan, so he had plenty of time to iron out the kinks. I guess I accomplished, in 3 months, what he couldn't in a year-and-a-half...hooray for me!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So proud of you, keep up the good work.