(Written Friday, April 5, 2019)
G’night Friday… It’s been a slice!
I’ll keep it relatively short tonight as tomorrow will begin early… very early. But I still have a few minutes to tell you about…
- Things are winding down at the University of Poitiers and while next week they’ll have their end-of-semester test, this was the last day of regular classes. There are times when some students yank the chain a bit, but generally speaking I really enjoy working with them, especially those that I teach for the full year (September – April); it gives me a chance to build rapport.
- Sometimes that rapport gets to go just a little bit beyond “English” per sé. I had to touch base with one student today about their exam and we found ourselves quickly discussing their future plans which were very much up in the air due to some conflict. It gave me a chance to encourage them regarding a bigger picture than just “school courses” and they got emotional… it’s the 3rd time in the last month or so (not with the same student) that such an occasion has presented itself. I’m thankful to be able to teach them more than just English.
- For today’s final GoodThing, I’m gonna refer to Soph. She had a friend come over after school and they will hang together for the night and through the day tomorrow. This gal is a really good friend to Soph and the answer to a specific prayer, of Soph’s, for a good friend. Soph is a great friend & witness to this gal as well… so the blessing is a two way street.
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