The Work

ReflectionsBeen out of commission for a little while here now doing a lot more consulting, and a lot less Korea. Too often does work get in the way of anything we'd rather be spending time with.

glassw4re, September 20, 2011

KOTESOL Conference Gwangju 2011I've mentioned this acronym a few times, but this time it's relevant to Gwangju. KOTESOL is holding a conference in the City of Light this Saturday, March 12 at 12:30 p.m.

glassw4re, March 10, 2011

To TEFL, or not to TEFL By now you probably already know what the acronym stands for, but since trying to increase the search rankings of this website, I'm going to spell it out anyways: Teaching English as a Foreign Lan...

admin, October 27, 2010

missing all the good students A 5th grader in one of the afternoon classes was caught drawing a caricature of Jason Teacher.

admin, October 15, 2010

Kindergarten Open Day It's been one of those months you just want to end, which is too bad because of all the wonderful sunshine.

glassw4re, June 23, 2010

boseong green tea festival after children's dayOver the weekend, we went to the Boseong Green Tea festival held in the neighboring town of -- you guessed it -- Boseong.

glassw4re, May 10, 2010

Field Trip: 2010 World Photonics Expo Finally, a field trip to some place other than the sixth floor of the school.

glassw4re, May 1, 2010

the 18th annual Teacher's Seminar DayRemember back in grade school when you got those random days off during the week for so called "teacher seminars"? Ever wonder what that actually meant for the Teacher? Not me.

glassw4re, April 12, 2010

March miserySorry for the lack of posts lately, but it has been a long month. Sickness, scheduling conflicts, shitty weather, students that just don't know when to shut the eff up....

glassw4re, April 6, 2010

Have a nice life kiddiesMoving on to bigger and better things; Elementary School.  Thank God they are only young once.

glassw4re, March 10, 2010

The first day of school... again.Kinder graduation has come and gone, and aside from a slew of technical difficulties, the show went smoother than soju.

glassw4re, March 9, 2010

Japanese Maple or Marijuana?Today, we saw for the first time bandannas selected by one of the Korean teachers for the kinder students to wear during their song and dance, "Summer Nights".

glassw4re, February 25, 2010

Kinder Graduation: The Impending DoomNo, it's not global warming, peak oil, or another financial bust, it's Kindergarten graduation! Apparently, this is a big deal in Korea (yet another thing added to the list of lies my recruiter told m...

glassw4re, February 23, 2010

Aristotle's take on Youth"Young people are in a condition like permanent intoxication, because youth is sweet and they are growing.

glassw4re, February 12, 2010

Holy Shit, the Building Next to us is on Fire!It was an otherwise normal day this past Friday. One student sat in the corner and cried for attention, while another one more than likely shit their pants (I wasn't sticking around to find out).

glassw4re, January 10, 2010

Merry Christmas!

glassw4re, December 23, 2009

return of the burger king Another bizarre ritual that is the Korean Kinder birthday party celebration took place today.

glassw4re, December 17, 2009

culture shock"Please put the cell phone away Sally". Two minutes later... "Sally, put away the cell phone now please". Five more minutes...

glassw4re, December 2, 2009

Pepero Day (빼빼로 일)Pepero, yet another product from the all encompassing Korean conglomerati known as Lotte, apparently has it's own day.

glassw4re, November 11, 2009

Chasing the coolFriday night; another roller coaster ride through the Korean hagwon crashes and burns with my Friday afternoon class.

glassw4re, November 6, 2009

Swine Flu Hysteria in KoreaAs October rears it's weary head, Autumn foliage dots the jagged horizon with an array of different colors, and the weather finally feels like New England; cold, windy, and wet.

glassw4re, November 2, 2009

happy halloween

glassw4re, November 1, 2009

Mean Kids Give Teacher a Hard TimeMiddle schoolers; if the sign said 'pull' they would push.  They are (without comparison) the most difficult group of kids for me to teach.

glassw4re, October 21, 2009

my first million"Oh yeah, you can get by on a couple hundred dollars until your first paycheck. Korea's cost of living is much lower than America's," said my recruiter.

glassw4re, October 14, 2009

The first month of teaching and a Haircut in KoreaWow, that was quick. Only eleven more to go. Counting the days already, you say? Who wouldn't after having gone through a terrible September of transitions and training.

glassw4re, October 6, 2009

Kinder Birthday Parties in Korea "What the F@ck!?" No need to mutter; say it louder next time so the person sitting next to you hears and asks what your problem is.

glassw4re, September 23, 2009

first full week of teachingWell, they got me. First full week of teaching has come to a close, and instead of out getting ripped I'm sick with a massive soar throat and sinus infection.

glassw4re, September 12, 2009

My first day of teachingNobody got hurt, broke out into tears, or told me to fuck off, so I'd call that a good day.

glassw4re, September 1, 2009