The program I am working through is organized by the Spanish government. In order to teach English in Spain, you do not need to have an education degree. So almost all of the people who do this program come straight out of college and have different degrees. I do not know of any other actual teachers in the program. I feel like I definitely have an upper hand because I am comfortable in a classroom, but nobody else gets the teaching aspect. Nor do they have a love for all things TEACHER! Like, when I suggested that we create a tub full of all our lesson plans and games we make... I got blank stares. That would've killed in a teacher's lounge! And when I purchased an uber cheap printer at a local store... I got asked why I would spend the money. And when I told them to let me know of any game ideas they have so I can make them online and share them... they thought I was crazy. And the teachers here are not much different. At least the teachers I work with. They love themselves some workbooks.
|My collection of teacher supplies so far.. Meager but a start!|