Home Sweet Home
Trip Start Jan 04, 2011
27Trip End Jan 28, 2011
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Where I stayed
Boromarajonani College of Nursing
We arrived in Chiangmai on time. We were the first through customs and first to get our luggage. Of course, Pi Jip and her staff were there to greet us Thai style. Wanda, your son arrived safely and was greeted by Pi Jip. She presented him with a special Jasmine flowered Lia.She made sure that he had her phone number before she left the airport. After we exchanged money we were off to the college. The BCNC students and staff carried our luggage to our rooms and we were given some time to shower, unpack and prepare for dinner. We ate a 6 pm. Students were introduced to Thai spices tonight as the soup was rather spicy for their taste buds. Following dinner the students were introduced to their Thai buddies.
Boy can I see a difference in the BCNC student interactions. The students are more confident, more engaging, and more comfortable with their English conversational skills.I met Aj Brad, the BCNC English teacher from San Fransisco, tonight.He has been working with the staff and students with regard to the English language. I can see a big improvement in everyone. Aj Brad had a structured ice breaker for the students to engage in this evening. This year the buddy activities will be tied into their English class assignments. Aj Brad is being very intentional in assessing language skills before, during and after the program. I am excited to hear the results of his assessment.
Well, it is getting late so I should probably close my blog for the day. Fun dee kha (sweet dreams).