North Way Christian Community Church in Pittsburgh, PA

May 19, 2017 | Teaching adventures

Today team member Dom Dascola is sharing. Our first full day of ministry activity was an incredible day of blessing and opportunity. Our team traveled to some of the public schools with the SEAPC nationals. We traveled approximately 1 hour from our home base to each of the 2 schools we visited in the Banteay Meanchey province. The goal: English teaching workshops imparting education on the use of personal pronouns. We learned late the night before that we would not be working as a collective team with each class, or even splitting up into small groups, rather each of us individually would partner up with a translator, and it was our job to go in and run the class using provided curriculum. Following brief introductions of ourselves to our respective classes, which ranged in age from elementary school to middle school, each of our team would then dive right in and conduct the class according to our own personal style. I have to say most of us were a bit uncomfortable and unprepared despite our preparation. The nationals with SEAPC were just amazing young men and women. They really came through to help us be very effective in our role as the “teacher” and facilitator.