Category Archives: Korean schools

all the fun and mishaps of working in the Korean education system

Teacher Trip to Yeongin Mountain 영인산

It feels like it’s been a million years since I updated this blog!  I haven’t been particularly busy but I keep meaning to update on the weekends and then I completely forget, but not today!!! A few weeks ago, all … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas 2016!

Another Christmas has come and gone.  I enjoyed a Christmas party, I had presents under my mini tree, and I ordered Chinese food for dinner, so I managed to fit in all the Christmas traditions. Christmas in Korea isn’t the … Continue reading

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School Lunch: Food that is actually edible

I never ate school food when I was a student in America.  It was mostly cold french fries and greasy pizza with the occasional vegetable dish, maybe a tiny pile of creamed corn.  I brought my own lunch, not because … Continue reading

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Time for Goodbyes

Winter camp is finished, the grades are in, and I had my last days at both schools.  I didn’t give any advanced notice to the students or teachers that I wasn’t coming back because I didn’t want a big fuss, … Continue reading

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Apple Day!

Fun fact: the Korean word for “apple” also sounds like the Korean word for “fight”.  The word is 사과  which is pronounced as “sah-gwa”.  Schools around the country celebrate Apple Day as a chance for students who were fighting to … Continue reading

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First Snow in Korea

While everyone in America is getting ready to chow down on some turkey for Thanksgiving, everyone in Cheonan is trudging through the snow. This is the first snow storm I have seen in Korea, and while it’s beautiful, it made … Continue reading

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Happy Pepero Day!

Pepero Day is not an important national holiday commemorating an historic event.  It’s a commercial holiday where someone in the marketing department had the brilliant idea of making a holiday out of a product, meaning people will go out and … Continue reading

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