3 Money-Saving Tips While Living In Korea

EFL education in  Korea remains a lucrative job prospect for unfortunate liberal arts degree-holders like me.  Many jobs provide a rent-paid apartment and many cities do not require car ownership. Many pay down their student loans, save for a down payment on a house, or to set aside a lump sum to kick-start their dreams. … Continue reading 3 Money-Saving Tips While Living In Korea

My Favorite Teaching Mindset

What qualities make a good teacher?  Answers rain in from many people. Kind.  Compassionate.  Patient. Diligent.  Growth-oriented. When I consider the common characteristics of quality teachers, I find a single thread that ties them together.  This thread, this mindset, keeps me flying high during the best of times, and sustains me through the worst.  It … Continue reading My Favorite Teaching Mindset

Effective Classroom Rules

One powerful force of classroom management is class rules.  What guidelines will direct student behavior? Several weeks ago, attended a classroom management presentation up north, in Jeonju.  One speaker shared clear and actionable insights about classroom rules. I embraced some of her wisdom but elected to ignore other aspects.  Regardless, I see great merit in … Continue reading Effective Classroom Rules

The Three “C’s” I Love About “Corea”

Shout out to Spanish-speakers everywhere!  For purposes of forceful alliteration...Quiero compartir mis tres “C’s” favoritas de Corea.  La Conveniencia Me encantan las tiendas coreanas! Slowly but surely, convenience stores like 7-Eleven and CU evolved into cornerstones of my Korean lifestyle.  Have 30 minutes to kill before school? Grab a coffee and read at Emart 24.  … Continue reading The Three “C’s” I Love About “Corea”