Super Photo Corner – Naju Camp

I spent the past week working with middle school students at Dongshim University in Naju.  That is why I didn’t post last week.  I plan to post a piece of writing on the matter soon.  In the meantime, however, enjoy some camp photos.

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I barely fit in this room.  I can’t imagine how two people live here for a year.  In other news, I gained a reputation for slinging around 2-liter bottles of water all week.

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The English signs around the classrooms was a nice touch.

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“Ian!  Come play with us!  We love you!”

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The school imprisoned a harem of rabbits on an island next to the dormitory.  Apparently, they are fed with buckets on a pulley system.

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My classroom had a lovely sign.  I didn’t choose entertainment, but I was grateful for this corner in the end.

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Can you even call it a Korean university without a Buddha statue?

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My co-teacher was the best.  For two camp rookies (first summer camp) we did a damn good job.

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This is a sample daily schedule.  With 7-8 classes, evening activities, and meetings, we were busy from 7:30 A.M. to 9:00 P.M.

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For Lesson 1, students made movie posters in groups.  They did a great job considering the limited time.

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Loved watching students enjoy our board/card game night.

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I enjoyed arranging my classroom similar to Namak High School – groups of 4-5 students with tables arranged in a square.

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One class had an impressive list of arguments against computer games.

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My homeroom was the Great Lions.  Class 8 is great!

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My homeroom class and I look awesome.  Our lovely activities coordinator is there at the bottom, too.

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My co-teacher introduced me to the Snow application.  Now I finally know where all of my students’ cat-filtered pictures come from.  The last picture is my favorite.  Co-teacher looks like a hippie.

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Students loved to draw me on their mini-whiteboards.  Had to keep them on-task.

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Thursday night was Golden Bell – a classic trivia elimination game in Korea.  “O” mean true.  “X” means false.

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I asked to take a selfie with one of my students.  She finished in the top-4 of Golden Bell.  However, upon reaching for my phone, nearby girls instinctively posed as well.

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2 of my homeroom students placed in the top four in Golden Bell.  I was so proud.

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Damn it, man!  Stay on task!  I look good though.

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Friday was full of selfies and sad faces.  Students had so much fun.

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I miss these kids already.  Class 8 is great!

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My co-teacher joined the crazy native teachers one evening.  Despite the abundance of children, we still carved out some time for “adult extracurriculars.”

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“What did you just ask me?”

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“Your class always poses for pictures.  I do not approve.  Thumbs down.”

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