He arrived at the house after we had eaten our lunch and before we washed. Gauging the atmosphere and feeling of the two young teachers is a fine art. We felt that some feedback could be tolerated so we plunged in; showing videos and explaining the accompanying feelings. The problem is that he seems to take feedback personally; he is something of a burden to his large family and he has been trained to feel like his thoughts do not matter and he is a waste unless he is working and bringing in income. We must progress slowly so that we don’t do more harm than good.
NEH Coordinator and Teacher Trainer