Bilingual First Grade Teacher at Bilingual Education For Central America
over 1 year ago
There is no such thing as a "typical" day, because each day brings upon new challenges and opportunities for growth. Most days do have a similar structure though. The school day begins at 7:15 am and you teach until 2:15 pm, with two 45 minute planning periods. BECA teachers teach English, math, science, art, gym and computers to grades ranging from kindergarten up to 9th grade. After 2:15, we typically stayed at school until 4:00 pm to plan for the next day, attend various meetings, meet with parents, and teach after school activities.
The teachers live in community settings with 3-7 other volunteers and twice a week we would have community dinners/meetings where we learned about culture and other useful professional/personal development topics. After that, it is up to you. I typically could be found playing soccer with my students, going for a run, doing laundry, reading at a cafe, or practicing my Spanish. On the weekends, I loved to travel to various cities in Honduras or spend the night with my students' families.