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Useful Acronyms

PC Peace Corps
ICT Information & Communications Technology
PCT Peace Corps Trainee (pre-swearing-in)
PCV Peace Corps Volunteer (post-swearing-in)
PST Pre-Service Training
CBT Community-Based Training

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This week has actually been pretty great. Moderately monotonous work requiring small amounts of thinking, just like I like it, setting up the lab; minimal teaching (handed back last term’s exams, gave out candy to those who did well, went over answers). The only real teaching I’ve done is of my fellow teachers, who requested a computer crash course, and they’re actually very gratifying students. They care about the material, they’re motivated, they ask questions when they don’t understand, they explain things to each other! Also there are only six of them. It’s basically perfect–too bad that next week I’ll be back to classes of 40+ apathetic kids.

My class periods have been cut from 11 80-minute periods a week to 8, because I’m no longer teaching Form III. I’m sad, because I liked them best, but also really pleased about it, since I think the number of periods I was teaching last term contributed to how much I disliked teaching. Plus, with the new schedule I teach one period each on Monday and Friday, and three each on Wednesday and Thursday, and I can easily switch my day off from Tuesday to Monday or Friday, which will make traveling much nicer. So overall I’m happy about the change.

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