Indi A Rich Tapestry Of Cultural And Linguistic Diversity Essay
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My first experience as a teacher was during my undergraduate years when I tutored first-generation learners in my neighborhood. These were children of small business owners and were the first to enter formal schooling. I am grateful that parents gave me their listening and decided to continue formal education for their children in spite of many hardships. I am proud to say some of them went on to graduate from college. Even now, when I visit India, I try to meet with all of them.
My second experience involved training non-traditional students in a remote setting during my field work in KMTR. During this time, I trained several field assistants in use of tools and in the techniques for fieldwork. I continue to be amazed by their natural intelligence and ability to grasp, even if they had no formal training.
Training forest officers from Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam as a part of the FAO training series on Biodiversity, I felt deep respect for the forest officials who carry out routine work with a sheer will and persistence and in face of severe dangers. They were eager to…