Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Life at UAS

It looks like I'm going to be extremely busy during the coming year. Many of you may wish to know I'm teaching Geography to Seventh Graders and another class called "English enhancement" for students with ESL needs. The geography class I think I can handle, but I'm uncertain about the "English Enhancement" class. I'm thinking of trying to get them some time in the computer lab and giving them all blogs to write for writing practice. I get the impression most of them have issues with reading comprehension and vocabulary.

Like Japan, there is still much I don't understand, so I'm trying to be patient and not judge or compare the school or the country too much. But, a period of adjustment definitely will be required!

Socially, I'm kind of lonely. I'm meeting a lot of wonderful new teachers, students, and others, but I feel kind of lonely and unplugged. I'm missing a limb here in Kuwait and I just have to grow a new one.

But I'm doing my best at my job and trying to be social.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear that you're getting adjusted so quickly. How's the weather over there?

I enjoy reading your blog. Keep the stories coming!!

Chandan

Tyler Beal said...

Thanks Chandan.
Will try to fit writing into my busy schedule!

noelle said...

Let me know when you get a chance to skype or IM,
your sister

Dave Hanson said...

Hey Ty,
Good luck growing a new limb. That can be a bit painful. Random question: if you could grow an kind of limb in the animal kingdom, what would you grow?