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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5280 on: June 04, 2018, 02:20:51 pm »
It's unfortunate, at one of my schools we got a bunch of soccer students. They have this "I'm a soccer team student so I don't have to study" mentality. They are like this with all the Korean teachers as well. about 90% of the students have become super disruptive in the class now too. I used to use methods to get them to police themselves, but they greatly out number the good students now, so it's no longer working. In a class of 20, like 16 or so, have just become so disruptive (there might only be 5 - 6 soccer player students in the class, but the other 9 - 10 love soccer too, so they join in on that mentality).

I hope your students soon realise that they have almost no chance to become a professional football player. They'll be better off studying.

Haha. I do too. >.< Last semester this used to be my favourite school to teach at. Now... I'm extremely happy that I have the next 2 Wednesday's off work. :P


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  • Hero of Waygookistan

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5281 on: June 04, 2018, 02:27:20 pm »
It's unfortunate, at one of my schools we got a bunch of soccer students. They have this "I'm a soccer team student so I don't have to study" mentality. They are like this with all the Korean teachers as well. about 90% of the students have become super disruptive in the class now too. I used to use methods to get them to police themselves, but they greatly out number the good students now, so it's no longer working. In a class of 20, like 16 or so, have just become so disruptive (there might only be 5 - 6 soccer player students in the class, but the other 9 - 10 love soccer too, so they join in on that mentality).

I hope your students soon realise that they have almost no chance to become a professional football player. They'll be better off studying.

Yeah, you wanna focus on soccer, that's fine. But it's like making being an astronaut your only priority, or being CEO. There's only so many jobs like that.

OH WAIT, getting a Master's in Engineering or a Master's in Business Administration is super useful and opens the door to so many different jobs.

Learning to kick a ball really well basically has one application.

Stay in academics kids.

Ain't that the truth!


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  • The Legend

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5282 on: June 04, 2018, 02:32:20 pm »
It's unfortunate, at one of my schools we got a bunch of soccer students. They have this "I'm a soccer team student so I don't have to study" mentality. They are like this with all the Korean teachers as well. about 90% of the students have become super disruptive in the class now too. I used to use methods to get them to police themselves, but they greatly out number the good students now, so it's no longer working. In a class of 20, like 16 or so, have just become so disruptive (there might only be 5 - 6 soccer player students in the class, but the other 9 - 10 love soccer too, so they join in on that mentality).

I hope your students soon realise that they have almost no chance to become a professional football player. They'll be better off studying.

Yeah, you wanna focus on soccer, that's fine. But it's like making being an astronaut your only priority, or being CEO. There's only so many jobs like that.

OH WAIT, getting a Master's in Engineering or a Master's in Business Administration is super useful and opens the door to so many different jobs.

Learning to kick a ball really well basically has one application.

Stay in academics kids.

To be fair, being athletic and attractive can open a lot of opportunities in life, too, though.

Not as many as being athletic, attractive, and having an MBA/MEng!


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5283 on: June 04, 2018, 02:34:57 pm »
To be fair, being athletic and attractive can open a lot of opportunities in life, too, though.

Well, yeah............. haha. There are a lot of jobs in sports, but if you f up all your academics and only can kick a ball around, you're closing a lot of doors to the administrative/business side of sports, too.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5284 on: June 04, 2018, 02:40:25 pm »
It's unfortunate, at one of my schools we got a bunch of soccer students. They have this "I'm a soccer team student so I don't have to study" mentality. They are like this with all the Korean teachers as well. about 90% of the students have become super disruptive in the class now too. I used to use methods to get them to police themselves, but they greatly out number the good students now, so it's no longer working. In a class of 20, like 16 or so, have just become so disruptive (there might only be 5 - 6 soccer player students in the class, but the other 9 - 10 love soccer too, so they join in on that mentality).

I hope your students soon realise that they have almost no chance to become a professional football player. They'll be better off studying.

Yeah, you wanna focus on soccer, that's fine. But it's like making being an astronaut your only priority, or being CEO. There's only so many jobs like that.

OH WAIT, getting a Master's in Engineering or a Master's in Business Administration is super useful and opens the door to so many different jobs.

Learning to kick a ball really well basically has one application.

Stay in academics kids.

Yep. Cannot agree more.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5285 on: June 04, 2018, 02:41:03 pm »
I have quite a few students who are sports players, but they only 'study' in the morning and even then they don't do anything.  It's such a crazy 'practice, practice, practice' life.  The four archery students practice from 12pm to 9pm everyday.  If they fail, they have nothing to fall back on.  I prefer the French system where they're expected to juggle playing and studying to get basic qualifications.  That's why French football players make good commentators on tv, they actually have an education.  Same goes for Dutch/Danish etc.

Exactly, you're in class learning. You literally can't be practicing for soccer, SO, do a good job. Maybe you're not a A+ student, fair play. But try and get some decent marks at least. The world is your oyster if you have decent marks at 18. If you f'ed up your entire academic career at 18 but are good at kicking a ball, your choices become a lot more narrow.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5286 on: June 04, 2018, 02:43:03 pm »
I have quite a few students who are sports players, but they only 'study' in the morning and even then they don't do anything.  It's such a crazy 'practice, practice, practice' life.  The four archery students practice from 12pm to 9pm everyday.  If they fail, they have nothing to fall back on.  I prefer the French system where they're expected to juggle playing and studying to get basic qualifications.  That's why French football players make good commentators on tv, they actually have an education.  Same goes for Dutch/Danish etc.

Exactly, you're in class learning. You literally can't be practicing for soccer, SO, do a good job. Maybe you're not a A+ student, fair play. But try and get some decent marks at least. The world is your oyster if you have decent marks at 18. If you f'ed up your entire academic career at 18 but are good at kicking a ball, your choices become a lot more narrow.
Another quality post by the legendary CO2


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5287 on: June 04, 2018, 02:46:31 pm »
Who's up for a Gimchee Dzigae on Wednesday? I know a great place in Pusan.  8)
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5288 on: June 04, 2018, 02:50:08 pm »
Another quality post by the legendary CO2
A 큰절 for you.
 
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5289 on: June 04, 2018, 02:50:25 pm »
Haha. I do too. >.< Last semester this used to be my favourite school to teach at. Now... I'm extremely happy that I have the next 2 Wednesday's off work. :P

You seem very excited about your next two Wednesdays!
Did you post about your Wednesdays in other thread as well? Pretty sure I've seen another post about being off for next two Wednesdays.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5290 on: June 04, 2018, 02:52:04 pm »
Who's up for a Gimchee Dzigae on Wednesday? I know a great place in Pusan.  8)

Too bad, I'm on the other side of the globe.


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  • Hero of Waygookistan

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5291 on: June 04, 2018, 02:56:18 pm »
I have quite a few students who are sports players, but they only 'study' in the morning and even then they don't do anything.  It's such a crazy 'practice, practice, practice' life.  The four archery students practice from 12pm to 9pm everyday.  If they fail, they have nothing to fall back on.  I prefer the French system where they're expected to juggle playing and studying to get basic qualifications.  That's why French football players make good commentators on tv, they actually have an education.  Same goes for Dutch/Danish etc.

Exactly, you're in class learning. You literally can't be practicing for soccer, SO, do a good job. Maybe you're not a A+ student, fair play. But try and get some decent marks at least. The world is your oyster if you have decent marks at 18. If you f'ed up your entire academic career at 18 but are good at kicking a ball, your choices become a lot more narrow.

Exactly this. My students mentality is basically: This isn't soccer, so it's boring and not worth my time.
When they actually try, in English, its: read the words on the piece of paper and fill in the blanks with "play soccer."
You end up with things like "What is your name, play soccer?" "My name is play soccer." OK teacher, finished!
Getting them to do anything more than that, is like pulling teeth. Hell, even if I try to do a game based lesson its just "No game, teacher. Play soccer, please?!"

At the beginning of the year, a bunch of my good students actually transferred schools because of them. And a lot of teachers left the school knowing that the old principal, just before he retired, accepted the soccer students (it's a private school).

I mean, not everything you learn in school is going to be useful, but at least it gives you options to fall back on should you need them. The students don't seem to grasp that, even when my co-teacher tried to explain it to them. haha


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5292 on: June 04, 2018, 02:57:34 pm »
Who's up for a Gimchee Dzigae on Wednesday? I know a great place in Pusan.  8)

I'm def down for some keemstar g-gay on When's day? But let's not go to PBusan, tis a silly place. Let's go to hawngday in Saw-ool.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5293 on: June 04, 2018, 02:58:18 pm »
Who's up for a Gimchee Dzigae on Wednesday? I know a great place in Pusan.  8)

I'd be down if I could get to busan and back. However, buses to and from busan, from my area, all finish SUPER early. (I think 1 30pm is the latest bus, and it's only a 3 hour bus ride).


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5294 on: June 04, 2018, 02:59:23 pm »
Haha. I do too. >.< Last semester this used to be my favourite school to teach at. Now... I'm extremely happy that I have the next 2 Wednesday's off work. :P

You seem very excited about your next two Wednesdays!
Did you post about your Wednesdays in other thread as well? Pretty sure I've seen another post about being off for next two Wednesdays.


That was Chinguetti's spaghetti that's ready Freddy Eddy, teddy.
I did make a comment on it though :D


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5295 on: June 04, 2018, 03:01:31 pm »
I'm clicking on every single one of eujunseo's posts cuz I'm never certain if they're a link or not.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5296 on: June 04, 2018, 03:03:53 pm »
Who's up for a Gimchee Dzigae on Wednesday? I know a great place in Pusan.  8)

I'm def down for some keemstar g-gay on When's day? But let's not go to PBusan, tis a silly place. Let's go to hawngday in Saw-ool.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5297 on: June 04, 2018, 03:04:07 pm »
Haha. I do too. >.< Last semester this used to be my favourite school to teach at. Now... I'm extremely happy that I have the next 2 Wednesday's off work. :P

You seem very excited about your next two Wednesdays!
Did you post about your Wednesdays in other thread as well? Pretty sure I've seen another post about being off for next two Wednesdays.


That was Chinguetti's spaghetti that's ready Freddy Eddy, teddy.
I did make a comment on it though :D

:)


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5298 on: June 04, 2018, 03:05:02 pm »
I'm clicking on every single one of eujunseo's posts cuz I'm never certain if they're a link or not.




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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5299 on: June 04, 2018, 03:05:08 pm »
I'm clicking on every single one of eujunseo's posts cuz I'm never certain if they're a link or not.


Be sick if it was some sort of long game strategy for slipping in sly links down the road.
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