Week Two. Less To Do. More Room To Grow

After an initial workweek drenched in mixed emotions, I punched in my office for code Monday morning. My posture stretched skyward with optimism. My predecessor was gone. The current class of six-month trainees returned to their schools. I felt like a full-fledged, albeit green, part of the team. I buzzed with a bit of a … Continue reading Week Two. Less To Do. More Room To Grow

First Day of School – Part Two

My head was spinning from my introduction with CoolMessanger.  Right after that, my co-teacher apprised me of a surprise meeting. "Okay, and let's go now," I said falling back on my improv training. I sat in a conference room with the vice-principal, my three co-teachers, and the English program head.  They proceeded to converse in … Continue reading First Day of School – Part Two

First Day of School – Part One

I welled up with gratitude as I strolled toward Namak High School on Tuesday morning.  I was grateful to be teaching high school students, grateful that orientation armed me with some knowledge of Korean culture and educational systems, and grateful that my school was a five-minute walk from my apartment.  Therefore, I was also grateful … Continue reading First Day of School – Part One