The BEA teacher trainees first impressions about teaching sure did change over the course of their one-month training program! One of my favorite wrap-up activities is to have the trainees complete the sentence "Teaching is..." on a small poster and explain it to their group on the last training day. I then give them the poster they made on their first day of teacher training for them to see how much they changed during the program. The BEA trainees will go on to work at other local NGO schools, and of course, we hire our own trainees to become part of the BEA teaching team after they go through additional training for our school's programs.
The Bayon English Academy (BEA) is an accredited NGO school that provides English language education, leadership, and job skills programs to underprivileged youth from well-trained teachers in a safe, clean and professional environment in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Nicole is BEA's director.