School tries really hard to kick my butt some days. I've spent most of today trying to teach myself about laws of perceptual organization, dual coding theory, and all the details of the multi-store information processing system. And other stuff too. I can't even remember it all.
If you wondered, my practicum is awesome. I'll be spending the majority of my time teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) to two little kids from Africa. The little girl just barely got here from a refugee camp, and she only knows a few words of English. You've never seen a child more grateful than this one. I handed her a book we're going to use to help her learn English. I said, "Book", pointed to it, and gave it to her. She clutched it to her chest and said, "Book? Me?!?" She is so eager to learn, and so grateful for every little thing she gets and every little bit of attention from a teacher. She could teach the Canadian kids a few things.
Want to know what I'm grateful for? My pretty new coat! I'm a fancy lady.