The trainee now claims to like teaching which is a huge relief. It is something that I always suspected would come to light however presumptuous that might be of me. I can see the clear benefit of a break away for the trainee to analyse his own feelings on the matter. Additionally, the break away from both teaching and from me have allowed the information to sink in deeply and be processed.
Upon our return to the village, I am heartened to see our trainee's lesson plans which are well-scaffolded and student-centred. I am pleased to find that my pearls of wisdom on teaching have not been disregarded even with only 8 practical applications and a bout of heat-stroke to contend with. It shows me that my time here was not wasted and that with the right encouragement, a firm foundation can be planted even on unstable ground.
NEH Director of Studies and Teacher Trainer