Switching Careers to Teaching Abroad


I have been living in Morocco for three months today. I am full of gratitude for my life here. I have learned and grown so much and so quickly.

First, I co-taught with Head Teacher Khadija, who showed me how to keep students engaged through movement and games. Then, for the first time, I taught my very own ESL class. My students were lovely and at times hilarious - especially a small teenage boy named Mohammed, who often argued rambunctiously with the other students and myself, yelling “teacher laa!” when he didn’t get his way. Perhaps other teachers would have been appalled and annoyed with his behavior, but to me it was simply hilarious, lovable even.  Indeed, I loved every one of my students - the shy ones, the loud ones, the great writers and the poor test takers. It was this love that made me look forward to coming to class everyday.

It has been a great start to my career as a teacher! Somehow, I am thriving here. I know that I am exactly where I am supposed to be, and I can’t wait for the new challenges and adventures to come!