Monthly Highlights: October 2016 Part 1

Every month, Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) submit highlights of activities completed with their community the prior month. An ETA’s community includes his/her students, fellow teachers, neighbors, and fellow ETA in the region (sitemate). Since October is most commonly associated with Halloween, Indonesiaful published Halloween-specific highlights earlier this month. Now read about what ETAs have…

A Day in the Life: Military School

— By Mackenzie Findlay — Welcome to SMAN 5 Palangkaraya – a military-style, boarding high school on the outskirts of a remote jungle city. My Fulbright ETA year has been a wild ride with an environmental disaster prompting multiple evacuations to the unique experience of teaching and living at a military school. When I was…

A Taste of Teaching

— By Julia Xia — I am well into the second semester of the Indonesian school year, and teaching is still the heaviest occupant of my thoughts every day. Did they enjoy today’s lesson? Are they learning something meaningful? Do they understand what I’m trying to do? Do they look forward to English class? DO…