Welcome back! While most native teachers slated to start in April have postponed their travel until August, a few have migrated from other positions within Korea to begin their public school journeys. We've all been new ESL teachers at one point. Moving abroad, flying thousands of miles, settling into a new community, and adapting to … Continue reading Lesson Planning Tips For New Native Teachers
There's something contradictory about how time passes in a new job in a new neighborhood. On one side, time crawls like a snail as I pause to process new environments. Where is my office? Where is my apartment? Where is the convenience store? Where is the grocery store? What lovely trees over there! And the … Continue reading New Job. New Home. Week One.
One month into the new school year, I have substantially adjusted to my school’s many personnel and office changes. In Korea, teachers and other public officials are required to change venues every 3-5 years in an effort to promote educational equity and discourage corruption. Therefore, statistically speaking, 20-33% of my school’s teachers are brand new. … Continue reading New Year, Old School, Big Changes