I’m translating terms for tomorrow’s workshop. My sister told me to use Google translator. I never thought there will be a day that i’ll be using a translator to translate English words into my “own language”.
Shame on me!
The SEC runs almost everything school related in Qatar. They’re supposed to be running series of tests on students to help bring up education systems in the country. It started around the same time I finished high school, so I didn’t really get a chance to meet the questionable breadth of its applications.
When 11 graders finish their final exams, they get 4-5 days to study for their “other” final exam, The Supreme Education Council Examination. Which doesn’t only include the current semester’s textbooks, but also the first semester. Two books. They used to have a similar system when my dad was a kid. Why is it being brought back?
The education in my country is disgusting. There’s only black or white, you’re either this or that, you’re either in an international school or an independent one. It’s either that you can afford to escape the randomness, stupidity and mediocrity of the system or you can’t.
It is unacceptable when the SEC isn’t being clear and transparent with the families of those students. When a teacher tells his students that these “other” tests are meant to be means of identifying Geniuses, it is outrages!
There needs to be a better way. They cannot simply ruin the lives of these students for the sake of unknown tests and studies. Students are humans, and they are not disposable.
Have you noticed that I no longer draw glasses? That’s because I no longer wear mine. ;(
We are half way there; 5 more days and we’ll be done. I am just glad it’s finally the weekend so I can relax a little. Babysitting Shosho from 5PM till 11PM wasn’t on my agenda, but it’s ok; I’ll try to avoid it next time. :wink:
The workshop was mostly fun today. I introduced them to mind-mapping and collaging. For the first time they actually asked for more time! Then I gave them tracing paper and took them down to the library to find some fashion magazines to try out the 9-Heads. I FAILED BIG TIME! WOW. It was like i knew nothing; I didn’t manage to show them a good way to do it. For me it’s always been practice. How am i supposed to show them how to do it in 30 minutes?..
For 5 days, I come home thinking neither university nor rota have made me feel this stressed. How do you guys do it?
I miss the old life. :)