This post is in response to the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge. This week’s theme is “room“.
Come with me to my workplace. I spend about 15~20 hours per week standing at the front of a classroom. Teaching is a tough but fun job. One of the things I love most about it is that everyday is different; you can never get bored!
In Japan, a typical class has 40 students. Six columns and 6-7 rows of desks. It’s tight! The teacher has about one metre at the front of the room, between the blackboard and the first row of students. At the back of the room, are the students’ lockers as well as cleaning cupboards with brooms, dustpans, garbage bins, etc.
I work in a private high school, so we’re lucky we get air-conditioning/heating all year round. Public schools have to tough it out in the bitter cold of winter and the scorching temperatures of summer. There’s nothing like trying to teach while dripping in sweat, to a class full of hot and tired students. I know all about that. They do alright though, the kids; they don’t complain much!