Today concludes our first week of teaching our lesson plans! After teaching today, we have each taught our lesson plan twice. We can now reflect on our time in the classroom and make improvements to our lesson plans. I have personally made several modifications to my lessons. From switching the order of nearly all of my activities, to adding and removing some entirely, I am getting a good sense of what works for the students. My partner and I have had some difficulty in communicating with our students to resolve conflict, but we are working to better model behavior and provide more visual examples for our students to reference. We hope that this will help us further improve our lessons plans.
After teaching, the directors of SWUST, Southwest University of Science and Technology, invited us a a beautiful luncheon. They welcomed us to the University and spoke of the hope that our universities continue to collaborate in the future. The SWUST teachers, faculty, and students have been so kind and hospitable towards us. We couldn't be more grateful!! We are looking forward to a weekend to explore the city with the SWUST students.