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Update on our life

There will be a Thailand blog coming up, but probably not for awhile. In the meantime, I think we should update you guys on all that’s been happening. 1,125 more words


I Promise to Listen to My Teacher

Children who do not respect their elders are dealt with very seriously here. In fact, judging by what I just witnessed at work, I would go so far as to say corporal punishment in schools is alive and well in Korea. 308 more words


Six months in Korea – what I have learned

So it’s true. Time does fly when you’re having fun. Or when you’re teaching phonics to a class of 12 hyperactive Korean 6-year-olds. Or when you’re running down the hallway to locate the frenetic screaming coming from two 4-year-olds fighting over a toy car. 976 more words


Applying to Adventure Teaching (hagwon placement agency)

Note: I am still in the middle of the application process as I write this. I just wanted to document my experience and offer insight into the application process. 533 more words

Just Another Manic Monday

I haven’t worn makeup for the past two days because something has been irritating the skin around my eyes. Anyway, I walked into one of my younger classes only to hear “Who are you? 261 more words


Culture Shock: Education Edition

I would like to begin this post by saying that I am very grateful for my job as well as the opportunity to gain experience working abroad. 614 more words


Snips, and Snails, and Puppy Dog Tails

And back talking. And disobedience. And general rudeness.

This is what little boys are made of!

Yesterday was, needless to say, a rough one.

I have two troublemakers in two of my elementary classes: a Mikey* and a Vinny*. 611 more words