Step #1: Get super-excited that we get to work with young people again.
Step #2: Allow our perfectionistic tendencies to creep in, as early as the brainstorming stage.
Step #3: Write a curriculum appropriate for kids, dedicating at least 25% to games, activities, and fun.
Step #4: Actually remember what it's like to be a kid, and dedicate at least 75% to games, activities, and fun.
Step #5: Spend the rest of our spare time shopping for the candy and prizes we'll give as rewards. :)
Step #6: Wait in anticipation to meet our new students!
Next week Bart & I are teaching English to kids in the city of Mateo (where we go to church). Each day we'll have a group of 9- to 11-year-olds for 3 hours, and a group of 12- to 18-year-olds for 3 hours. We've been told that our class could help the kids get a jump-start to their new school year, which begins in February. We definitely hope that is the case, and that the kids are blessed through the experience.