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ALUMNA BLOG: Water is for Wussies (On Assignment in Indonesia)

September 13, 2011

Category: Alumni, History & Politics


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by  Lauren Ebersole '07 ;

It has been almost two months since my last email yet I am having trouble thinking of anything witty or unusual to write about, so prepare yourself for the mundane.

Year two of teaching is leaps and bounds easier than year one. First I am not coming up with completely new lesson plans every single time, but am working to tweak them. I understand the Indonesian education system better. Those things that made my blood pressure rise to unhealthy levels last year are only mildly irritating this year. My usual response now to things like, "Miss I need to leave class now to practice marching", is "Of course you do, that makes perfect sense." The first month and a half of the school year is pretty relaxed anyway, filled with many Independence DayEvents and shortened school days during Ramadan. It's hard to get anything accomplished in a 25-minute period. The second go-round of fasting was also much easier than the first. I don't know what all the fuss is about, who needs food or water?    Read more...


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