At the end of each of bimester the students have to take final exams over everything they learned in that time period. As I prepared my study guide and tests for my students I based it off of how my final exams were in the U.S. when I was in school. Therefore, I made my tests long and pretty difficult, which is how I think final exams should be. When other teachers looked at my tests they said it was really long and looked hard, my friend even said I was crazy because it seemed way too hard.
Even through the doubts of others I had faith in my students. Before the tests my students and I prayed together to have God help them remember everything they learned and to push toward excellence. Now, that the exams are over I can proudly say my students passed every exam they had! They had six tests of mine to take in different subjects. Sometimes I was so happy grading them my eyes teared up. Being a teacher it means the world when you know you're making a difference in a child's life. I am extremely proud of them, I can't express it enough! Now, it's a new bimester with new material.
I believe creativity is definitely essential when you are teaching students new things in a second language to them. However, being creative sometimes cost money. The other day I received a phone call from my youth leader in the U.S. with some great news. She continued to tell me that the youth group wanted to support me here! I can't explain how grateful I am and how it was the right time to receive this news! Thank you to anyone who has helped me or has gave me encouragement, it really means a lot and keeps me going!