- Behavioral conduct for taking quizzes and tests were taught at a very young age and reinforced in consistent manners as children grew up. These standards of behavior were enforced with increasing strictness and more serious consequences as children got older. Because of this, it was less likely and more difficult for students to help each other during quizzes and tests and more likely to think for themselves and evaluate their grasp on a given subject.
- Worksheets were frequently distributed for both in and out of class purposes. This is easy at schools that have a printer in every classroom and at least one giant printer/photocopying machine. With worksheets, students are offered straightforward ways to practice what they are learning in class, where teachers can help them, and at home. Grading each and every students' homework was a surmountable task, since all of the worksheets were the same. With the aid of worksheets, children were able to clearly understand how well they are performing in a given subject area. Teachers saved time by being able to reuse previously created worksheets and download and print worksheets from the internet and by more quickly and accurately assessing student performance.
- Poorly-behaved children (like I was) were able to be dealt with through several channels. One was being sent to a principle or vice principle who would determine punishment. Punishment could be given with different levels of severity, all of which are understood by the student, and all of which can result in further punishment if they are repeat offenses. Detention was an option, since there were school employees available to supervise that time period. Recess privileges could be taken away and replaced with boring, sitting time, since employees were available to supervise that as well.
- Recess and lunch time were supervised by school employees rather than teachers. This allowed for a relatively safe recess time, since these employees' sole responsibility was to maintain a safe recess environment. Teachers were able to take a reasonable break from their loaded schedules and meet with other teachers to coordinate and organize comprehensive curricula and activities. Surely, the ability of the teachers to have time at work away from students (including class periods in which they did not teach) allowed for better course planning.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
The fence posts once the dangerous wire had been removed.
Goin' to the market to get the rope.
Near the market.
Buyin the rope.
The finished product.
Whites, ''ethnic people,'' and Jesus on the wall for comparison.
Julia working on Brown Jesus with some chicas.
Me at the Brown Jesus table with some chicos.
Chiquitos playin with POGS!
A birthday party. Three cakes. They don't mess around.
And finally, me lifting kids up in the air and or on my shoulders.
That's all for now! Thanks for looking.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
These girls were straight stoopin before I asked to take their photo.
Camille gettin some hugs.
Julia with a group.
Julia, Camille, and I with Rosa, who works at the school, and a bunch of chiquitos.
Yes, I'm still taller than Rosa even when on one knee.
Checkin' out the photos.
(First three photos have color issues because of accidentally shooting raw without having an actual raw converter.)
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
A street corner in Lima
Another street corner in Lima
One of the huge villages that we saw on the way to Trujillo.
The first bedroom I stayed in until my host Mom insisted I move to a bed that fits me.
The empleada (cleaning woman) who lives here has a 1 year old named Mabel. Every time I walk into a room she smiles and runs up to me. Sometimes, if she's crying, just me walking into the room will make her stop. I don't know why that is, but it's friggin adorable.
This is the view from the roof of my house.
This picture was taken steps down the street from my house.
A typical street in Trujillo.
Outside of Trujillo.
Native Peruvian hairless dogs.
We saw ancient ruins.
The tour guide.
Pescado al ajo con una Inca Cola y un pisco sour. Que rico!
- ▼ 2010 (15)