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Back in the USA!

Back in the USA!

Hello all who read this blog! My year teaching abroad has finished and I am now back in the USA. I never thought I would say I’m happy to be back here but I am lol. I seriously thought that I would leave to teach […]

Fun Group Project Ideas

Fun Group Project Ideas

Hello! So I am back with another post to share some classroom activities that have gone well for me and my classes. As a reminder I work at a high school but I am certain that these games and projects will work for middle school […]

Funny Language Barrier Mishaps

Funny Language Barrier Mishaps

Story #1 So I have a couple of stories to tell. As a brief recap for anyone reading this that does not know, I am a high school English teacher in South Korea. I do not speak Korean. My students do not speak English. Now […]

8-Month Update

8-Month Update

  So it has been 8 months since I’ve been in Korea and it has been quite the mental journey. When I look at my calendar and see only four months left, I can’t help but get excited. In four months I get to see […]

Fun Games For The Classroom

Fun Games For The Classroom

So it is almost Chuseok, yaaayyyy!! Seriously, I can’t wait for having a weekend plus 3 days off of school. I mean, I’m probably going to be doing some lesson planning so that I can have something prepared for when we get back but at […]

Fire Drills at a Korean High School

Fire Drills at a Korean High School

So the other day I experienced my first fire drill at my school. I was notified of it as soon as class was starting so class only lasted ten minutes before we had to make our way out the school. I was expecting the alarm […]

The First Lesson

The First Lesson

So this entire week was my first week actually teaching something. The topic I chose was “Personal Information” because I thought it was important. It’s something they use every day in real life and it’s something they will need once they start ‘adulting’. It’s also […]

The Real First Day of School

The Real First Day of School

So Monday officially marked my first day standing in front of classes and talking. I made a PowerPoint about myself and a jeopardy game asking questions to see how much they understood and actually remembered. For the most part, it went as expected. Something I […]

My Semi First Day of School

My Semi First Day of School

Don’t let the smile fool you. I’m sleepy. And since I had to walk 20 minutes to work in 96% humidity, I arrived a disgusting, sweaty mess. But at least this was the view… So today marks my official first day of work, sort of. […]

The First 72 hours: A rant

The First 72 hours: A rant

  I’m tired. I have not felt an exhaustion like this since I was running track competitively. My flight to get to Korea was split into two. First flight was 3 and a half hours long. The second flight was a 14 hour straight shot […]