A very sweet student.

Another teaching update here.

I am primarily working in a Geography classroom this semester, but because of my Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Minor, I have been working in an ESL classroom for the past two weeks as well.

I love these ESL kids!  They are so eager to learn English.  I can tell they are bright and talented. I know they just want to be able to express themselves in English so that they can show what they are capable of.

Well, I found out that one of my students from Brazil loves making movies.  He has his own website and has professional editing programs.  I had an idea pop in to my head as I was talking with this student and thought, "He should make a movie for us on Latin American culture for my next Geography unit!"  I went ahead a asked him, giving almost no instructions and only a short time to complete it.

He showed up to class on Thursday ready to share his movie.  When I asked him how long he worked on it, he said, "I started it at 7:30 pm last night and worked until....um...1:30."  I immediately felt horrible that I made him stay up so late, but he said with a smile on his face, "No, I don't mind.  I love to do this. "

When I watched the movie, I was both in awe of his editing talent and of Brazil.

So, here it is ladies and gentlemen.  An amazing movie made by an amazing student.

1 comment:

  1. What an adorable story! I watched the video, it's awesome!