I'm walking down
My program at the Methodist school has taken on a life of its own. As I just alluded to, computer class is super popular. Kids fight just to get a chance to come in during lunch, and I've had to try different strategies to pacify the situation. With my counterparts (the principal and her assistant), we've hashed out a schedule for me to come in twice a week, teaching three classes a day. The curriculum has largely been left up to me to develop, so I've included lessons on typing, Microsoft Word (we don't have the internet yet), and give ample time for the kids to simply explore. Since I'm only there twice a week, I let the kids come back during lunch- my only break. Aside from the stress of dealing with a mob of kids attacking my door (which, as I said, I'm slowly solving), the lunch period gives me a chance to really see what the kids want to do on the computers. While some do play games, there's always a few that load up the typing program and redo a lesson we had in class. I laugh to myself when I see them honing their typing skills during free time- there are plenty of other programs for them to choose from. But it seems like they're actually enjoying my class, and that I really am doing something positive.