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Getting back to the rotation of teaching wasn’t that hard for me. The only thing that I was learning was how to actually use the equipments all over again. You know, the electronic board, the softwares, and all that jazz. Honestly, I was a kid in a candy store. Technology and me are like part-time lovers.

I also had to get completely familiar with the books. I had three courses to memorize and 400 students to get ready for. I didn’t think too much of it because, if I did, I would start to panic and that wasn’t going to help anybody. I was taught the flow the courses and I wrote down everything. My CTs were presenting a lot of data and I was loving it. I couldn’t wait to get started.

They constantly reminded me that David, my international colleague, was still stuck in Ireland because the airway was still down so I was, indeed, teaching all 400 students. Because of that intense reminder, they suggest that I have a network of learning activities that I can do for each course so I wouldn’t be burning myself creating more. Lucky for me, I had my trusty Spiderman baton, which they ended up calling “Spidey Wand” after watching Harry Potter. Nevertheless, I was determined to do a good job because these kids were eager to learn.

Now, let me explain something. I wasn’t teaching all 400 kids at once. That was barbaric and nonsensical to the highest level. No, my classes ranged from six kids to twelve and the age could differ within a small margin. Think of it like a typical grade class. Again, I thought nothing of it and I went straight to work.

So many personalities for a group so young. They were crazy in all the good - and not-so-good - ways and things were going as I expected. I had kids who liked me. I had kids who loved me and actively looked for me. And, unsurprisingly, I had kids who didn’t like me and tried their hardest to work my nerves. You know, typical kid stuff. I was doing fine with the heavy workload…until I wasn’t. Honestly, it was my fault that it happened but how it happened was actually pretty funny in hindsight.

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