Teacher Life: Contagious Laughter

Most teachers have a soft spot for a particular type of student. Some teachers like the cute, quiet ones; others are drawn to the confident, ambitious ones; some prefer the consistently obedient ones. I’ve realized I have a soft spot for the kids with a sense of humor. I like the kids who know how to […]

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Real Life is Better than TV

Sometimes I forget how great real life is. I automatically collapse in front of the TV instead of taking a moment to reflect on all the hilarious, touching, inspiring moments of my day. Like the other day during class when I asked one of my kindergarteners why he had fought with his sister and he […]

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Teacher Life: Morning Announcements

This week it’s my turn to do the morning announcements at my kindergarten. Every morning, everyone in the entire school gets to listen to me say good morning to them. And then ask (and answer to myself) some questions I think youngsters might feel inclined to answer. It has shown me/reminded me of several things: […]

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Survival Mode: Transitioning to Life in Korea

This past week I’ve been in survival mode, getting over jet lag, figuring out how to feed myself, and finding the motivation to unpack and clean my apartment. I am still waiting for my alien registration number so I can get a phone, bank account, and start my real life here. But I have done […]

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