Now that the winter snow has hit Korea, schools are preparing for break. But of course, in Korea, a break is just another chance to learn more. Yes, everyone can see the irony but Korean parents. I was assigned two weeks of camp: one at Bunae and the other at Biin. I had to plan … Continue reading Winter Camp: Music Makes the World Go Round
As part of our teaching contract, we are sometimes required to take trips to various cities in the Chungnam Province. Yesterday, teachers from all over the province converged in the city of Dangjin for a cultural day. Information given to us prior to this day was all very haphazard. No one knew complete details, but … Continue reading Korean Culture Experience Day
On most days, these kids are a nightmare. They don't speak a lick of English, so don't even think about giving instructions for anything. They have the attention span of exactly 20 seconds, and then it's off running around or retiring to their napping quarters. Every blue moon, though, they'll behave and color. I have … Continue reading My Kinder Kids at Biin
For having come to South Korea to teach, a teaching post is certainly long overdue. I've settled into Seocheon/Gunsan quite nicely the last three months. Between the move here, and then the instant summer break, I feel as though the school year has just commenced and I'm just now getting into the swing of things. … Continue reading Teaching English in South Korea
Since I came to Korea in the middle of the school year, I thought I may be lucky enough to skip orientation. Nope. I lived and return to tell the tale of the week-long imprisonment. 90% of the time was spent in class falling asleep or playing on the phone. But no one wants to … Continue reading I Survived Typhoon Bolaven and Orientation
Biin Elementary's 3rd Grade Class Performing "Gingerbread Man" Biin Elementary's 4th Grade Class Performing "Gingerbread Man"
My first day in Korea was also the first day of traveling to my school and meeting everyone. Clint took the day off to be my guide. The trip was an expensive taxi ride ($45) from base to Biin Elementary School. I was driven up to a scenic school with colorful flowers and enthusiastic greetings. … Continue reading “Hollywood Movie Stars”