Sunday the 26th of October 2014
Where do I begin? It’s been quite a while since I last posted anything. I work five days a week, usually starting my commute around midday and getting home just after or just before nine o’clock depending on the day. I commute to four centres, Klaudyny, Reymonta, Ursynów and Łomianki. I’m at Łomianki twice a week and although the lessons there require the most preparation, it’s my favourite centre. I teach all ages, adults, teenagers, children and even pre-schoolers. Being a native speaker with limited Polish does make teaching pre-schoolers a little difficult at times.
I was diagnosed with laryngitis on Wednesday last week. I have medical insurance now, which is graciously provided by my employers (they’re amazing) so I managed to see a doctor and get some medicine. I am feeling so much better although my voice remains a little hoarse. The temperature has dropped; it’s between two and three degrees here at the moment. I have received a start date for Squared, the digital marketing qualification developed by Google. The course is crowd sourced by leading employers and delivered collaboratively online, it is a new movement in career learning. We Are Squared. I spoke to the head of admissions for an hour or so, there were a series of interview questions and at the end of the call, I was offered a part funded award place. I also applied for the scholarship. Squared ask for at least two recommendations on your LinkedIn profile and I now have two which I’m very proud of:
I recently bought How Google Works (Kindle Edition) by Eric Schmidt but I have yet to read it. I need to finalise planning my five lessons for Monday in Klaudyny, where each class is a completely different age and level. This is my least favourite and most complicated day in terms of planning as each class is so different. I always get home so late. There is Nivea cream all over my face at the moment as I’m experiencing some skin problems which always seem to occur a couple of days after getting over a cold, flu or other illness. Woe is me, blah, blah, blah.
The clocks went back last night, so everyone got an extra hour in bed, which is useful. It’s 10:30AM here but I feel as though it’s much earlier as it’s so quiet. The sky is a very light grey colour and most of the orange leaves have fallen from the trees revealing dark, sparse branches. It would appear that winter is most definitely coming.