As the school bells ring back home, they are also ringing here. Our class “Conflict Transformation and Reconciliation” officially starts this Saturday. The syllabi, power point and handouts are ready to go! We keep thinking how easy this would be if we were able to present in English, but unfortunately that is not our reality.
We have both been reading through “Pedagogy of the Oppressed” and have been discussing and contemplating the teaching methodology of Paulo Freire. This teaching style definitely is more inline with our views on the educational system. We plan to promote learning by empowering our students through facilitating learning circles, reflective questioning and using other creative teaching techniques.
“People are resources, not recipients.” –Paulo Freire
We are anxious and fearful to begin the class, but excited to take this step. We would appreciate your positive thoughts and prayers!
And I thought I would throw in a couple of fun pictures from our last couple of weeks. Enjoy!
We had our previous host mom and her family over to our new place. We enjoyed a night of conversation, food and a birthday celebration with “magic trick” candles!
Here is Kevin playing some ball with the neighbor kids. Slam dunks are a bit easier on this hoop!
Have I told you all how much I love my flowers? Here are some recent blooms, which reminds me I still need to show you pictures of our new garden. More of that in a later post.