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The Teachable Spirit Taste of Happiness

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The Teachable Spirit Taste of Happiness

Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) has taught me the meaning of a teachable spirit and given me the privilege of engaging with many cultures. People from other countries express themselves in a fresh and meaningful way as they endeavor to embrace the English language. One of my students expressed her understanding of happiness in an essay that I discovered in my files recently; she used the word HAPPINESS as an acronym, which I find original and intriguing: Harmony Attraction Partner Peace Imagination Nothing Emotion Selfish Satisfaction This is Elly’s essay, who was in my ESL class at Kaplan University. The Taste of Happiness (What’s the meaning of happiness for me?) There are so many tastes in the world. But is there a deep and varied...

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The Teachers of Ingrid Have a Teachable Spirit

»Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in teachable spirit | 0 comments

The Teachers of Ingrid Have a Teachable Spirit

Why are the instructors of Ingrid Education Centre so special? Why do they have such a teachable spirit? What motivates them to provide education to the children of the Kayole/Matopeni slums of Nairobi? Following my short visit to Kenya in October of 2012, I was scheduled to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) to one or more of the classes of the students of Ingrid in January 2013. ESL has long been my favorite subject to teach as I find students who want to learn this subject have such a teachable spirit, meaning that they are: grateful open willing committed Teaching a student with these characteristics makes the task easy and enjoyable. Thinking about how I could make a stronger impact on the school, I had an epiphany one night. I should teach the...

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