Category Archives: Ranting and Raving

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2016 Reflections

Happy New Year!  2016 was an even busier year for me than 2015 and I thought 2015 was pretty intense. I got to go home and visit my family for a few weeks in February and go on vacation with … Continue reading

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5 Korean School Culture Quirks

I could never pretend I am an expert on the Korean public school system but after working in two different schools for a few months, I have noticed some quirks.  These quirks are new for me, as someone whose entire … Continue reading

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Independence Hall in Cheonan

Independence Hall might be the most famous attraction in Cheonan.  Everyone who lives here tells me I need to go.  It is also the most prominent site featured on Cheonan’s travel wiki page. You can take the 400 bus to … Continue reading

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Can you teach self-esteem?

“I hope to lose weight this year.” We were learning the phrase “I hope ____.” I asked all of my students to write down their hopes for the school year.  At least one student in every class, sometimes two, said … Continue reading

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First Impressions

After waiting on all the paperwork from my college, government, and employer, I finally made it to South Korea on January 23.  Needless to say, I’ve been a little busy trying to figure out the neighborhood I’m living in and … Continue reading

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