What I 'teach' on Thanksgiving...
kikinitinkorea: Happy Thanksgiving from Kikinit!
Barack Obama on 'Gangnam Style': 'I think I can do...
koreastandardtime: President Barack Obama took time out on Election Day — Tuesday, for those of you who aren’t American — to do an on-air interview with WZID-FM in Manchester, New Hampshire. One of the questions they asked him: will he do Psy’s “Gangnam Style” dance if he’s re-elected? Obama’s response (fast-forward to 6:24): “I just saw that video for the first time and I think I can do that...
Haikuesday, August 7th, 2012
We landed on Mars, Olympics is almost done, What’s my age again?
What's Up With Numbers and Apostrophes?
Interview Questions to help you prepare →
novicephoenix: Great list of interview questions to look over, if you’re job hunting… Also, it might sound strange, but something that’s helped me improve my interviewing skills is recording myself. It might sound weird, but, seriously, before going on an interview, I record myself on my cell phone. Almost every cell phone has some kind of voice recorder feature; I know for the iPhone it’s...
Eat Your Kimchi: Art Calms Angry Martina Bear →
eatyourkimchi: Ok, so today I was pretty angry after all three of our camera batteries died before we could finish filming our W.A.N.K in Hongdae. In order to vent that frustration, I went all artsy. Ah yes, nothing a staple gun and fresh canvas can’t heal. Using our old t-shirts that were either stretched or…
SOUTH KOREA OR BUST
I am leaving for South Korea this weekend! I will be there a year teaching! EKKKK! I can’t decide if I should continue on this blog or to make a new one. Thoughts?
I will soon be visiting the Korean Consulate in my state so that I can get my visa and then book my ticket to South Korea. So, this time next month I will be in South Korea teaching! Wow. It felt like it was just yesterday that I was looking up information on teaching english abroad. And now, I’m at my final steps to this goal. I love, love, love the age group I got my degree in—...
Note to self
Buy an edition of the History of Math textbook I used in my undergraduate class. Also, I will be opening up my calculus book and relearn because its been awhile and I missed it.
Post college day
So I subbed my 5th graders the day after college day at their school. As a warm up I had them write at least 3 sentences of what they are doing after high school. Most of them put that college was too expensive or that they wanted to go to college to get a good job and good money. Very few students said they wanted to study art or a certain topic, not get money. But, its 5th grade. When I was in...
5 Tips to Avoid Teacher Burnout →
revolutionizeed: 1) Push Out Content in Different Ways You know what’s exhausting? Preparing PowerPoints, presentations and other lectures! Guess what? You don’t have to do this all the time. Yes, there is a time and a place for a lecture or direct instruction, but there is also a place for a variety of strategies to have students take ownership of content learning. Use jigsaw techniques, games...
Being a waitress as an education major
Is just torture. And I’m not talking about the fancy restaurants that you go on dates or they serve wine. I’m taking about a small country restaurant where farmers, truck drivers and ranchers still pay 5% tip and 10% if they’re really happy. I worked this job every weekend student teaching and will be working for the next few months until my new teaching job contract...
I am graduating tomorrow!!!
Clean yo' Facebook page, dang
That awkward moment when you find a teacher’s Facebook page full of inappropriate pictures of her social life. Privacy that or something. I would not work at this school because of the leniency of faculty information on Facebook.
5th grade science reports
My students were working on science reports of famous scientists when was subbing for them this week. They turned in a page of their report and proclaimed “done!” to me when I handed back drafts that the teacher left. I told the “done” students to go over their work again and see if there is anything they would like to add, edit, or delete. Two minutes later they run to the...
For what it’s worth: It’s never too late to be whoever you want to...– F. Scott Fitzgerald