July Update: English Camp and Birthday Fun

Apart from celebrating my birthday and starting English Camp, July was entirely uneventful. The beginning of the month at school was all coming up with ways to entertain the students because we were effectively just babysitting them for two weeks after they finished their exams but hadn't started summer vacation yet. My birthday was the…

Korea Month 11: School Festival and Even More Snow

So close to one year! At this very moment in time I'm 26 days away from my trip back to the US, and even fewer from my last day at school for the year. This month, and to be fair basically the past 3 months, at school have been pretty much a joke. It's been…

If You Give a Kid a French Fry

I'm sure I'm not alone in this, but for many of my classes I can pinpoint the exact moment that things took a turn for the better. For some of them, it was right of the bat. The little ones, for example, aren't hard to please. They like me because they just like everything. The…

Building Relationships At Work

Being the single non-Korean person in an entirely homogenous workplace is quite a unique experience. In some ways I feel like I benefit greatly from it, and in other ways it's quite difficult. So today I'd like to talk about the relationship between the Guest English Teacher/Native English Teacher/Foreign Teacher however you like to call…