English 4C_Per3

It is hard to believe that we have been here two years already. Where did the time go? I have just finished my fourth term, and I am in the process of marking the final exam and compiling the students’ marks. It has been another great year, filled with learning for both me and my students.

I just passed my sixtieth birthday, as I’m sure you are aware, and as a result I got a lot of nice cards and notes from others who wrote of my passion for this profession and my commitment to the kids I teach. For me it has always been a no-brainer: find what you are gifted in and like to do (the Lord is no fool; the two are connected), then pour your heart and soul into it.

Tomorrow I get to expand my expertise a little further, presenting teaching and learning in an interactive manner to a group of Malaysian secondary school teachers coming to Taylor’s for some in-service workshops. It has always been my goal to share what I have learned with my younger colleagues, and I am looking forward to the opportunity.

Pam continues to develop her expertise as well, leaving on Tuesday for Chiang Mai for a Project Hannah Consultation, where she will meet with Marli Spieker and discuss her new responsibilities for South-East Asia. A busy time for both of us as we also have to prepare to fly home in less than two weeks, but a rewarding time as well as we continue to have an impact on the world around us.