The best thing ı like about my class has turned out to be that they are flexible when I’m flexible. That means to me that if I don’t give up, they won’t give up.
In one of my previous entries, I wrote that it was like I was losing my students, but fortunately, I was wrong. So, I apologize to all my readers for revealing some negative energy.
And how do I know that they are flexible? In my last class they were more sleepy than usual and showed less enthusiasm than ever. I was a bit discouraged, yet I kept smiling all the way through the lesson and asked them to answer certain daily questions and even showed them some slides from a presentation I had prepared to motivate learners.
In the second hour, they were all different. They made efforts to express themselves in English-not in half English. Moreover, they asked clever questions about the topic. All this made feel more optimistic about their progress.
Finally, I would like to express in all my honesty that I am lucky to have such students as my A Level Repeaters because every new day I spend with them teaches me another thing about the role of teachers as motivators and people of empathy. I believe my students and I will make the difference we are focused on.