Discipline: This & That

Through e-mail correspondences with the girl who participated in this exchange program before me, she said the following about the Italian kids: You will learn a lot just from being in the classrooms. I taught the middle-schoolers, so they were always swearing at me and throwing stuff at me. Another thing you will learn quickly,…

Decision Making

I came here to Italy. In April, I will have a week vacation off. Now, I was hoping, initially to see other parts of Europe. I mean, I had it all planned out. I wanted to see Ireland and Scotland, Belgium and Germany, Portugal and Greece.  However, the more research I did and the more…

Bar VS Bar

I have learned a few things since being in Italy. I have kept my eyes open and been rather observant. “Bar” in Italy means something completely different than it does in America. In America, a “bar” is a place where you go with your friends, to socialize, to have fun, to drink a little bit….

Insubordination

Again, I do not know what is with these kids. I mean, mark you, some of my classes are not too bad. However, I have this one class on Monday afternoon’s that is just outrageous beyond all recognition. Maybe they do not care how they come across to other people. Maybe it is simply an…

Solar Eclipse

So, sorry I have been M.I.A for a while (not like the rapper). I’ve been sick, and battling different injuries and such. Good news though, I’ll be going to Perugia this weekend. YAH! I think I’m good and packed for Perugia. It’s not like I will be there for a long time. However, 3 hours…

There’s nothing wrong with being naive and ignorant

Definition of naïve: having or showing lack of experience, information, or judgment Definition of ignorant: Lacking in knowledge or training; unaware, uninformed To many, my life probably looks disorganized, a mess of sorts. It may seem like I am wandering aimlessly, with no goal, no plan and no motivation in life. I could see how…

On the Students Level

Okay, so this post probably should have been written last week, but I was tired and exhausted and downright lazy, yeah, that pretty much seems it up. Anyways, I did manage to have a half way decent class last week. It was just one class, and as the students were getting to know me, we…

The Hunt is On

Feliz Compleano a ti! Okay, well that is not exactly Italian, that’s Spanish, but hey, they are both romance languages, no? Well, that’s besides the point. The point is that my boyfriends birthday (well, this month anyways)  is coming up next month, at the end of April. And I have absolutely no clue what to…

What Inspired me to do this cultural exchange program?

I’m sure many people are wondering what inspired me to do this cultural exchange program. Well, I listed the deciding factors that went into me wanting to take off on my own and figure things out for myself. 1) Elizabeth Gilbert- Eat, Pray, Love 2) Cheryl Strayed- Wild 3) This article on salon.com by Sara…

I’m Never Having Kids!!!!

I had three classes today. My last class of the day, which I was trying to lead, the teacher had informed me that she would be absent, but I would have an assistant teacher helping out. Now, the kids are already bad kids to the teacher, so you can imagine how they were behaving when…