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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5200 on: May 24, 2018, 11:20:47 am »
Being funny helps!

I know I use games and other materials merely as a something to hang my radiant personality upon, which is where the real teaching happens :wink:

It's those little moments that really put you in good standing with the kids (and their parents, if they go home and tell their parent's how much they enjoyed something you did or said).

If you want to get in good with the boys, just yell out "Jooooohn Cenaaa!" every one in a while 8)
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5201 on: May 24, 2018, 12:24:52 pm »
Being funny helps!

I know I use games and other materials merely as a something to hang my radiant personality upon, which is where the real teaching happens :wink:

It's those little moments that really put you in good standing with the kids (and their parents, if they go home and tell their parent's how much they enjoyed something you did or said).

If you want to get in good with the boys, just yell out "Jooooohn Cenaaa!" every one in a while 8)

I agree. Sadly, my co-teachers this year are mostly older teachers that HATE game based learning.
Games are something I'm not allowed to do in my classes. Though, 1 co-teacher usually walks out at the 20min mark, so I usually switch over to games once he leaves.
At this school we have a rule for our games: The loser has to buy the winner a pizza.
Last week, the low level grade 1 girl, cleaned me out, I lost twice, she won twice, so I owe her 2 pizza's. :P
The students love this rule, even though they know it is just a joke rule. But they love to be the one to kind of, lord it over the loser, especially when that loser is me haha.

I have really small class sizes, so I usually join in on the games too, and the students enjoy it when I'm playing with them :D


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5202 on: May 24, 2018, 02:46:11 pm »
The woman who likes to tell me I look tired whenever she sees me switched it up today:

 :-* Your face looks red.

  :undecided: Bows and says 'thank you.'


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5203 on: May 25, 2018, 07:50:51 am »
Cousin Janet is literally the worst. I'm watching Magic School Bus Goes to Space in class and she is constantly ruining things.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5204 on: May 25, 2018, 08:12:56 am »
I'm from Tampa, Florida, and every year we have the Gasparilla parade where people dress as pirates and smoke and drink themselves to death.

That being said, I've seen more eye-patches here in Korea these past 9 months than I have in my entire life in Tampa.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5205 on: May 25, 2018, 08:45:07 am »
"Zebra crossings? Oh, you mean those little parking lots on every corner?"  - Koreans, apparently.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5206 on: May 25, 2018, 08:56:09 am »
Nothing reminds you of the passage of time like a high school student happily reminding you that you taught them at elementary school.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5207 on: May 25, 2018, 08:59:19 am »
Really glad it's Friday, but this weekend isn't really my own, so I'm feeling a little bittersweet about it. I'm hoping to squeeze in at least a little R&R, but I think I'm gonna end up tired and grouchy on Monday.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5208 on: May 25, 2018, 12:17:49 pm »
Nothing reminds you of the passage of time like a high school student happily reminding you that you taught them at elementary school.

 ;D

I walked past and was greeted by one of my former elementary students in Lotte Mart last week,  who is now doing his military service. 

 :huh:

I know! A couple of years ago I saw one (from when I taught her in middle school), and I asked about their current school. They said they will graduate soon... From university. Time is flying on by~


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5209 on: May 25, 2018, 12:19:51 pm »
Even though I'm in my 30s and my teens seem like a lifetime ago, I'm considering buying a skateboard and doing some city night sessions, like I did as a teen back home.

I'm sure I can still do a kickflip, at least.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5210 on: May 25, 2018, 12:39:19 pm »
Nothing reminds you of the passage of time like a high school student happily reminding you that you taught them at elementary school.

 ;D

I walked past and was greeted by one of my former elementary students in Lotte Mart last week,  who is now doing his military service. 

 :huh:

I know! A couple of years ago I saw one (from when I taught her in middle school), and I asked about their current school. They said they will graduate soon... From university. Time is flying on by~

Today is my eldest daughter's (my age divided by 2) birthday.
Daughter #2 is applying to grad school.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5211 on: May 25, 2018, 12:49:34 pm »
Nothing reminds you of the passage of time like a high school student happily reminding you that you taught them at elementary school.

 ;D

I walked past and was greeted by one of my former elementary students in Lotte Mart last week,  who is now doing his military service. 

 :huh:

I know! A couple of years ago I saw one (from when I taught her in middle school), and I asked about their current school. They said they will graduate soon... From university. Time is flying on by~

Today is my eldest daughter's (my age divided by 2) birthday.
Daughter #2 is applying to grad school.

Hopefully you didn't have to learn this by bumping in to her on the subway :afro:


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5212 on: May 25, 2018, 01:10:31 pm »
Saw this in this Buzzfeed article list:



Anyone know what coffee shop this is/was?


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5213 on: May 25, 2018, 01:20:52 pm »
perhaps this one in Jeju...
https://blog.naver.com/ey6202/221267639835
https://store.naver.com/restaurants/detail?id=36624192
http://naver.me/50AdTiiM

This is further proof that Z is slowly taking over the spot of J in the Korea psyche. There was a now defunct coffee shop in my area with the name COFFEE HANZAN.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5214 on: May 25, 2018, 01:21:30 pm »
Saw this in this Buzzfeed article list:



Anyone know what coffee shop this is/was?

조아찌, just west of Jeju-Si

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5215 on: May 25, 2018, 01:28:01 pm »
That's a long ways out for coffee, even if it's tastefully snarky.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5216 on: May 25, 2018, 01:29:46 pm »
That coffee shop just copied a French cafe that did basically the same thing. Koreans don't tend to have original ideas.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5217 on: May 26, 2018, 10:46:40 am »


I have a feeling this is gonna start an argument but:

I don't think teachers should have to teach kids basic skills and manners. They should get that from their parents, "home training" is what we called it when I was in elementary school.

what do you guys think


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5218 on: May 26, 2018, 11:00:01 am »


I have a feeling this is gonna start an argument but:

I don't think teachers should have to teach kids basic skills and manners. They should get that from their parents, "home training" is what we called it when I was in elementary school.

what do you guys think

I get it. There's only so much we can do. It's the parent's child, they're our studentS.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5219 on: May 26, 2018, 11:01:18 am »


I have a feeling this is gonna start an argument but:

I don't think teachers should have to teach kids basic skills and manners. They should get that from their parents, "home training" is what we called it when I was in elementary school.

what do you guys think

Manners are a cultural thing, so I don't think you are in a position to complain here.

I do, however, agree with the sentiment. (Unless you are teaching in a foreign school, where the environment is British/French/German, and the "school rules" expect conduct to those cultural norms, which might not be familiar to all students.)