Been getting all kinds of positive native English teacher love today.
Lately I have a cohort of about five or six girls and a few boys who will spend most of their lunch break in the teacher’s office just chatting with me about random things. Today’s topics included the Christmas cards from home I have posted at my desk and what you call a joke that makes your toes involuntarily curl up (we figured out they meant “cheesy.”)
Anyway, today my coteacher told me that I don’t even know how nice it is for the students when they get to talk to me casually like that. Many of them won’t ever get to speak to a foreigner otherwise, she said.
It’s just nice to hear this, especially coming off of a few weeks of lethargy and panic about the future. At least for today, I’m finally back to feeling like renewing my contract for next year was 100 percent the right thing to do.