My co-workers bestow me with high praise for even my most basic achievements, like finding my way anywhere on the subway (even locations I have been to multiple times) or learning a Korean phrase as basic as ‘goodbye.’ In other words, I am treated like a child. Why is this?
Potential reasons my colleagues don’t take me seriously:
I am completely unqualified to be a teacher and certainly overpaid for how few hours I actually spend in a classroom.
At 22, I am the youngest member of the faculty, by far.
At my desk this week I made Valentines, read Roald Dahl books, colored pictures, and watched Australian claymation.
In the classroom this week, I led my students in a paper airplane contest.
Thank you, Ben, for the awesome video.