Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Long Grind to Midterms

Oh my! I haven't been writing lately. I know I've been busy. Teaching 30 classes a week all over a big city at all hours of the day and night can be a grind at times. There also hasn't been anything of particular interest happen that would inspire me to write something instead of watching a downloaded movie or reading a great fantasy series. However, it's midterm exam time followed by the Labor Day weekend and I have some free time.
I'm in the middle of a school change. I'm tired of commuting to the other part of town four days a week. I spend the better part of 2 hours every day either on the bus, waiting for a bus, or walking to and from the school from the bus stop. I would also like something a little less of a grind. Since I'm the only foreign teacher in my school I teach the same lesson to 39 classes over a two week period. The opportunities are many. There are very few foreign teachers in this city and I have a choice between several different schools. My first choice is taking its sweet time making a decision, and I have several other schools who have said they would hire me, so I'm in Limbo at the moment. I need to act fairly soon since my school will probably be approaching me soon to sign a contract for next year.
Since there are thousands of teachers in the US losing their jobs, they might consider making a move to another country to teach. The opportunities are there.