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  • debbiem89
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9720 on: April 11, 2019, 03:22:38 pm »
Korean English teacher has been chewing a grade 1 (middle school) class out for the last 20+ minutes, shouting and screeching and a hollerin' and all sorts. It was funny (and impressive) at first but now I'm just wishing she'd give it a rest, jeez.
Wish my co-teachers had this tendency. Students rule the roost here, and they know it.

At one of my travel schools they do too.
My co-T chewed out a bunch of boys for being late to class, and punished them for about 5 - 10 mins (once class had started), and they came into the classroom laughing afterwards. In the same class, only 3 / 20 students pay attention and try to do anything. I have no issues with my other classes too. :\

Soccer students though, they listen to no one. :\

I hear ya! I teach at a soccer middle school and it's taken me a LONG time to get them on board.

I WISH my coTs cared about lateness....student s walk into my class 5-10 minutes late regularly and when I call them out the teacher just says "Ohhh they had P.E they had to get changed" or some other lameo excuse...then they have "forgotten" their book or need to t\go the bathroom so she lets them waltz right back out again. Not a chance.


  • debbiem89
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9721 on: April 11, 2019, 03:28:48 pm »
Left my first bad review for a Kakao Taxi driver.

**** that guy.

What'd he do?

So after I put in the request, he calls me about a minute later, wanting to know where I want to go. It's, like, right there on the map. But okay, I think maybe he has a problem seeing small print or whatever, so I tell him the closest well-known landmark to my school. Then he asks me where I'm at, so I tell him, and he gets confused, even after I refer to a well-known landmark near my home, and he starts getting frustrated and short with me. So I start getting pissy with him, too, and tell him to use the ****** GPS he has right in front of him, and he backs down and says he'll pick me up soon, like he suddenly understands where I'm located and it isn't a problem anymore.

So he arrives in less than a minute, and this ****** starts driving as slowly as possible, but he speeds up a little when he notices me looking to see if there was anything in his way.

Then he started changing lanes into slower traffic. This was the last straw for me and I told him to stop. He refuses to do so at first, and it wasn't until I ****** raised my voice at him that he finally pulls over. Then he waited for the meter to run up another 100 won before he charged my card. Like he was literally moving slow motion while keeping his eyes on the meter, just waiting for it to roll over.

I didn't say anything but once he gave me my card back I threw a 100 won coin at him and told him I didn't need it as badly as he did, then found myself another cab.

I ended up around ten minutes late to work because of this guy.

I should have just canceled the request after I got that phone call but I was running late. Ended up just wasting even more time because the guy was an absolute dick.

It's actually so annoying now that if you cancel a taxi request you have to wait ten minutes before requesting another :( means you're stuck with whoever picks it up.

My pet peeve is when they pick it up then you watch them via the app driving the complete wrong direction towards the petrol station or dropping off someone else. :( It means it takes absolutely ages and they aren't even close by.


  • oglop
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9722 on: April 11, 2019, 04:07:09 pm »
when you use kakaotaxi and they instantly call you to ask where you are. i mean, fuk me


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9723 on: April 12, 2019, 08:24:56 am »
Been doing this stupid teaching job for several years, I hate that I'm back and have to be told exactly how to run my classes. my co-teachers stop me in the middle of the class and tell me, you should do this, you should do that. while another teacher showed me how she runs her class, and then asks me if i can do it. I said I'd try, but I have my own style too which doesn't involve 20 minutes of drills. that is literally all they do in regular classes, is memorize a script and then read it about 20 times (not exaggerating) in every class, until they reach 100 times and then they get a sticker. I ask them simple questions which they can't answer or understand because it'snot on their script. When I try to deviate from how the teacher does things, she stops me and says that's too difficult and do it her way instead....


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9724 on: April 12, 2019, 09:46:59 am »
Been doing this stupid teaching job for several years, I hate that I'm back and have to be told exactly how to run my classes. my co-teachers stop me in the middle of the class and tell me, you should do this, you should do that. while another teacher showed me how she runs her class, and then asks me if i can do it. I said I'd try, but I have my own style too which doesn't involve 20 minutes of drills. that is literally all they do in regular classes, is memorize a script and then read it about 20 times (not exaggerating) in every class, until they reach 100 times and then they get a sticker. I ask them simple questions which they can't answer or understand because it'snot on their script. When I try to deviate from how the teacher does things, she stops me and says that's too difficult and do it her way instead....

I'm lucky enough to have CTs who're mature and we work well together, usually.

Co-teaching is something many Korean teachers aren't used to and instead of working with you, it's easier to tell you what to do.
It sounds like you've adopted a submissive role and your CTs are asserting their style, mainly because it's easier but perhaps, they feel the need to assert themselves as the dominate teacher, particularly to the students. Despite being English teachers, many CTs are incredibly insecure about their English ability and will go to great lengths not to jeopardize their reputation, this includes falling back into rote-learning, it's predictable to teach and there's little margin for error and making sure they're never put in a position to expose their English ability. Ever wondered why she doesn't want to you or the students to deviate from the script? She can't answer those questions and it terrifies her.

The easiest solution would be to split the period into your CTs time and your time.

The other way, of course, as to assert yourself as an authority of what you teach and as a teacher, this includes everything from how you present yourself, your tone of voice and projecting confidence. Conflict is likely to arise, but IMO, it's for the best.

- If your CT interrupts you mid-lesson,  cut him/her off before they can finish, tell them you'll speak about it later, and carry on.
- Stay polite, but be abrupt. Stop saying "ummm, well, I dunno etc." when asked to do something you don't want to, just say no.
- Stick to your guns and be stubborn but leave the door open for compromise.

You are the NET, you are the sole authority on correct English in your classroom. Act like it and your CT and students will treat you this way.  Good luck


  • alexisalex
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9725 on: April 12, 2019, 10:09:08 am »
Been doing this stupid teaching job for several years, I hate that I'm back and have to be told exactly how to run my classes. my co-teachers stop me in the middle of the class and tell me, you should do this, you should do that. while another teacher showed me how she runs her class, and then asks me if i can do it. I said I'd try, but I have my own style too which doesn't involve 20 minutes of drills. that is literally all they do in regular classes, is memorize a script and then read it about 20 times (not exaggerating) in every class, until they reach 100 times and then they get a sticker. I ask them simple questions which they can't answer or understand because it'snot on their script. When I try to deviate from how the teacher does things, she stops me and says that's too difficult and do it her way instead....

I've always wondered about memorising and repeating.  My coteachers are obsessed with it.  I think it's a tactic of theirs to fill time in the class by saying something like "memorise this dialogue for twenty minutes".  Well that works out pretty well for them and not having to plan much for the class.

They've suggested the same thing to me and I've always thought to myself "what was the point in me flying thousands of miles to come here if all you want me to do is have the students memorise and recite dialogues?"


  • JVPrice
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9726 on: April 12, 2019, 10:26:08 am »
Been doing this stupid teaching job for several years, I hate that I'm back and have to be told exactly how to run my classes. my co-teachers stop me in the middle of the class and tell me, you should do this, you should do that. while another teacher showed me how she runs her class, and then asks me if i can do it. I said I'd try, but I have my own style too which doesn't involve 20 minutes of drills. that is literally all they do in regular classes, is memorize a script and then read it about 20 times (not exaggerating) in every class, until they reach 100 times and then they get a sticker. I ask them simple questions which they can't answer or understand because it'snot on their script. When I try to deviate from how the teacher does things, she stops me and says that's too difficult and do it her way instead....

I've always wondered about memorising and repeating.  My coteachers are obsessed with it.  I think it's a tactic of theirs to fill time in the class by saying something like "memorise this dialogue for twenty minutes".  Well that works out pretty well for them and not having to plan much for the class.

They've suggested the same thing to me and I've always thought to myself "what was the point in me flying thousands of miles to come here if all you want me to do is have the students memorise and recite dialogues?"

It's one of those things where I question the point of us being here. I'm all for an easy lesson plan, but at least give it us some purpose here
The World Ends With You


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9727 on: April 12, 2019, 10:51:49 am »
Been doing this stupid teaching job for several years, I hate that I'm back and have to be told exactly how to run my classes. my co-teachers stop me in the middle of the class and tell me, you should do this, you should do that. while another teacher showed me how she runs her class, and then asks me if i can do it. I said I'd try, but I have my own style too which doesn't involve 20 minutes of drills. that is literally all they do in regular classes, is memorize a script and then read it about 20 times (not exaggerating) in every class, until they reach 100 times and then they get a sticker. I ask them simple questions which they can't answer or understand because it'snot on their script. When I try to deviate from how the teacher does things, she stops me and says that's too difficult and do it her way instead....

I've always wondered about memorising and repeating.  My coteachers are obsessed with it.  I think it's a tactic of theirs to fill time in the class by saying something like "memorise this dialogue for twenty minutes".  Well that works out pretty well for them and not having to plan much for the class.

They've suggested the same thing to me and I've always thought to myself "what was the point in me flying thousands of miles to come here if all you want me to do is have the students memorise and recite dialogues?"

It's one of those things where I question the point of us being here. I'm all for an easy lesson plan, but at least give it us some purpose here

I find that often my actual, unofficial, role is as an English editor i.e. finding and pointing out all of the English errors and bizarre style choices that somehow made it into the official materials (not to mention the extra materials made by KETs). I want to find out how much our city spends on the official English textbooks but at the same point I think I might self-immolate if I do.


  • Mister Tim
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9728 on: April 12, 2019, 11:26:58 am »
Been doing this stupid teaching job for several years, I hate that I'm back and have to be told exactly how to run my classes. my co-teachers stop me in the middle of the class and tell me, you should do this, you should do that. while another teacher showed me how she runs her class, and then asks me if i can do it. I said I'd try, but I have my own style too which doesn't involve 20 minutes of drills. that is literally all they do in regular classes, is memorize a script and then read it about 20 times (not exaggerating) in every class, until they reach 100 times and then they get a sticker. I ask them simple questions which they can't answer or understand because it'snot on their script. When I try to deviate from how the teacher does things, she stops me and says that's too difficult and do it her way instead....

Your coteachers actually come to class? And they stick around for the whole period? And they try to teach?

Far out.


  • apancoe
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9729 on: April 12, 2019, 11:43:06 am »
Been doing this stupid teaching job for several years, I hate that I'm back and have to be told exactly how to run my classes. my co-teachers stop me in the middle of the class and tell me, you should do this, you should do that. while another teacher showed me how she runs her class, and then asks me if i can do it. I said I'd try, but I have my own style too which doesn't involve 20 minutes of drills. that is literally all they do in regular classes, is memorize a script and then read it about 20 times (not exaggerating) in every class, until they reach 100 times and then they get a sticker. I ask them simple questions which they can't answer or understand because it'snot on their script. When I try to deviate from how the teacher does things, she stops me and says that's too difficult and do it her way instead....

I'm lucky enough to have CTs who're mature and we work well together, usually.

Co-teaching is something many Korean teachers aren't used to and instead of working with you, it's easier to tell you what to do.
It sounds like you've adopted a submissive role and your CTs are asserting their style, mainly because it's easier but perhaps, they feel the need to assert themselves as the dominate teacher, particularly to the students. Despite being English teachers, many CTs are incredibly insecure about their English ability and will go to great lengths not to jeopardize their reputation, this includes falling back into rote-learning, it's predictable to teach and there's little margin for error and making sure they're never put in a position to expose their English ability. Ever wondered why she doesn't want to you or the students to deviate from the script? She can't answer those questions and it terrifies her.

The easiest solution would be to split the period into your CTs time and your time.

The other way, of course, as to assert yourself as an authority of what you teach and as a teacher, this includes everything from how you present yourself, your tone of voice and projecting confidence. Conflict is likely to arise, but IMO, it's for the best.

- If your CT interrupts you mid-lesson,  cut him/her off before they can finish, tell them you'll speak about it later, and carry on.
- Stay polite, but be abrupt. Stop saying "ummm, well, I dunno etc." when asked to do something you don't want to, just say no.
- Stick to your guns and be stubborn but leave the door open for compromise.

You are the NET, you are the sole authority on correct English in your classroom. Act like it and your CT and students will treat you this way.
  Good luck

best advice i've seen in a long time.

if i may add my dos pesos...

in my experience working with Korean Co-Teachers, I always sit down with them BEFORE the semester begins and go over our individual teaching styles, rules we each have for the classroom, and our expectations of the students and of each other.

I've found it's much easier to work with somebody when there are defined roles and boundaries. some KTs have even expressed relief after our initial meeting knowing that I plan on doing the bulk of the English teaching and they can kinda just chill or do some translating when necessary. a lot of NETs and KTs get into an immature power struggle or pissing contest in the classroom because they didn't get things squared away from the get go. 
too many blueprints & not enough architects


  • JVPrice
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9730 on: April 12, 2019, 11:47:10 am »
Been doing this stupid teaching job for several years, I hate that I'm back and have to be told exactly how to run my classes. my co-teachers stop me in the middle of the class and tell me, you should do this, you should do that. while another teacher showed me how she runs her class, and then asks me if i can do it. I said I'd try, but I have my own style too which doesn't involve 20 minutes of drills. that is literally all they do in regular classes, is memorize a script and then read it about 20 times (not exaggerating) in every class, until they reach 100 times and then they get a sticker. I ask them simple questions which they can't answer or understand because it'snot on their script. When I try to deviate from how the teacher does things, she stops me and says that's too difficult and do it her way instead....

Your coteachers actually come to class? And they stick around for the whole period? And they try to teach?

Far out.

Aaand it's comments like this that remind me not to take my position for granted
The World Ends With You


  • alexisalex
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    • March 02, 2014, 05:10:24 pm
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9731 on: April 12, 2019, 12:55:51 pm »
Been doing this stupid teaching job for several years, I hate that I'm back and have to be told exactly how to run my classes. my co-teachers stop me in the middle of the class and tell me, you should do this, you should do that. while another teacher showed me how she runs her class, and then asks me if i can do it. I said I'd try, but I have my own style too which doesn't involve 20 minutes of drills. that is literally all they do in regular classes, is memorize a script and then read it about 20 times (not exaggerating) in every class, until they reach 100 times and then they get a sticker. I ask them simple questions which they can't answer or understand because it'snot on their script. When I try to deviate from how the teacher does things, she stops me and says that's too difficult and do it her way instead....

I've always wondered about memorising and repeating.  My coteachers are obsessed with it.  I think it's a tactic of theirs to fill time in the class by saying something like "memorise this dialogue for twenty minutes".  Well that works out pretty well for them and not having to plan much for the class.

They've suggested the same thing to me and I've always thought to myself "what was the point in me flying thousands of miles to come here if all you want me to do is have the students memorise and recite dialogues?"

It's one of those things where I question the point of us being here. I'm all for an easy lesson plan, but at least give it us some purpose here

I find that often my actual, unofficial, role is as an English editor i.e. finding and pointing out all of the English errors and bizarre style choices that somehow made it into the official materials (not to mention the extra materials made by KETs). I want to find out how much our city spends on the official English textbooks but at the same point I think I might self-immolate if I do.

In my experience, my coteachers are rarely interested in what's natural.  Even after I've given them the natural expression they'll take their phone out and get straight onto Naver translate to try and pick holes in what I've told them.  Even vocabulary...I'm telling you the word is "shoelace" not "rope". 


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9732 on: April 12, 2019, 01:08:26 pm »
Been doing this stupid teaching job for several years, I hate that I'm back and have to be told exactly how to run my classes. my co-teachers stop me in the middle of the class and tell me, you should do this, you should do that. while another teacher showed me how she runs her class, and then asks me if i can do it. I said I'd try, but I have my own style too which doesn't involve 20 minutes of drills. that is literally all they do in regular classes, is memorize a script and then read it about 20 times (not exaggerating) in every class, until they reach 100 times and then they get a sticker. I ask them simple questions which they can't answer or understand because it'snot on their script. When I try to deviate from how the teacher does things, she stops me and says that's too difficult and do it her way instead....

elementary school?  in all my time here and teaching in all types of schools, I found elementary to be the most controlling and limiting in what you should do.  stick to the textbook, get the students repeating sentences that are instantly forgettable, sing some songs, as that is the pathway to elementary success.  really stupid.  you really couldn't pay me enough to go back to teach elementary here.  i think it is the biggest waste of a native teacher to be put in an elementary.  most of the time there is no designated English teacher, just someone who got volunteered to do it.  by middle and high school, you actually have teachers who majored in English and most of the time they have a passion and various methods to teach.  you will still find the stalwarts who think their way is best and stop you from doing things, but it's a minority. 

like Aristocrat said, at the beginning of the year with new teachers, just sit down and ask them,'what do you want me to do?' usually the reply will be  'what did you do last year?'  'i planned and taught all the classes'  'okay, we do the same this year'  conversation finished.  generally, if you're competent, been at the school a few years, have a good rep from word of mouth, then you should be sweet.  but like I said, from experience, elementary school is the least flexible with what you can do freely and that gets in the way. 


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9733 on: April 12, 2019, 01:18:25 pm »
In my experience, my coteachers are rarely interested in what's natural.  Even after I've given them the natural expression they'll take their phone out and get straight onto Naver translate to try and pick holes in what I've told them.  Even vocabulary...I'm telling you the word is "shoelace" not "rope". 

Yeah, that last bit is what blows my mind the most. My coteachers are pretty good about accepting what I tell them, but sometimes one or two of them will challenge me when I correct word usage. Like this is the one thing that a native teacher can actually trump most non-native speakers over even when they have no teaching credentials, but it's the one thing that I get nitpicked at the most.

No, panties do NOT refer to both male and female undergarments.

No, briefs are not the same as boxers.

No, no one in the U.S. ever says "farming" when they're talking about gardening.

No, cake is not bread, and bread is not cake. Cereal is also NOT considered bread.

Yes, Maichuu is still considered a candy.

Yes, I understand that in Korea they've konglish'd some of those meanings, but they don't always understand that it's konglish, and then they try to force me to accept their own bastardized meanings in English-speaking settings, and just ****** no.
« Last Edit: April 12, 2019, 01:23:32 pm by Chinguetti »


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9734 on: April 12, 2019, 02:29:41 pm »
Been doing this stupid teaching job for several years, I hate that I'm back and have to be told exactly how to run my classes. my co-teachers stop me in the middle of the class and tell me, you should do this, you should do that. while another teacher showed me how she runs her class, and then asks me if i can do it. I said I'd try, but I have my own style too which doesn't involve 20 minutes of drills. that is literally all they do in regular classes, is memorize a script and then read it about 20 times (not exaggerating) in every class, until they reach 100 times and then they get a sticker. I ask them simple questions which they can't answer or understand because it'snot on their script. When I try to deviate from how the teacher does things, she stops me and says that's too difficult and do it her way instead....

I'm lucky enough to have CTs who're mature and we work well together, usually.

Co-teaching is something many Korean teachers aren't used to and instead of working with you, it's easier to tell you what to do.
It sounds like you've adopted a submissive role and your CTs are asserting their style, mainly because it's easier but perhaps, they feel the need to assert themselves as the dominate teacher, particularly to the students. Despite being English teachers, many CTs are incredibly insecure about their English ability and will go to great lengths not to jeopardize their reputation, this includes falling back into rote-learning, it's predictable to teach and there's little margin for error and making sure they're never put in a position to expose their English ability. Ever wondered why she doesn't want to you or the students to deviate from the script? She can't answer those questions and it terrifies her.

The easiest solution would be to split the period into your CTs time and your time.

The other way, of course, as to assert yourself as an authority of what you teach and as a teacher, this includes everything from how you present yourself, your tone of voice and projecting confidence. Conflict is likely to arise, but IMO, it's for the best.

- If your CT interrupts you mid-lesson,  cut him/her off before they can finish, tell them you'll speak about it later, and carry on.
- Stay polite, but be abrupt. Stop saying "ummm, well, I dunno etc." when asked to do something you don't want to, just say no.
- Stick to your guns and be stubborn but leave the door open for compromise.

You are the NET, you are the sole authority on correct English in your classroom. Act like it and your CT and students will treat you this way.  Good luck

I've just been talked to by another teacher, my head English teacher. She explained that this very teacher is not a regular teacher but is considered as one of those higher class teachers that is on a special list of some sort and that she not only teaches students she also teaches Teachers. I explained my point of view in that a script is useless outside of the classroom even though it may look good to other people when they are there watching (I was impressed in the first class, but then learnt they know nothing outside of it) but it's something they will never actually use. And her (head teacher)  response was that I should just follow her (co-T) and try to do it her way.  We've already split up the lessons and chapters, she does the odd numbers and I do the even numbered chapters, yet, in my classes, she takes up 15 to 20 minutes of drilling and repeating scripts and then I'm left with the rest of the time to rush through. So yeah.... it's only been 1 month.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9735 on: April 12, 2019, 02:49:57 pm »
Yes, Maichuu is still considered a candy.

No, no, it's clearly a jelly.
The first thing to say is that this is definitely not pyramid selling, OK?


  • debbiem89
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    • August 30, 2016, 09:42:49 am
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9736 on: April 12, 2019, 02:59:54 pm »
My co teachers are a mixed bag of things that I hate in equal amount.

One teacher....will translate EVERYTHING i say. It's irritating beyond belief. I say "open your books to page 30" the students have already started to do it...but she feels the need to repeat it in Korean. I'll be in the middle of explaining something and a student will turn around and ask her what I mean WHILE I'm still speaking and she will answer in Korean over the top of me. It drives me wild and I usually stop them midway and ask them to hold any questions til the end. She even just starts chatting to a student while I'm talking too, usually I stop and stare at them and either wait or actually ask the student to be quiet. I've spoken to her multiple times about it but it's like she literally can't control herself.

The other....does NOTHING. She arrives 10-15 minutes late and brings her phone or a book and sits at the back. I had a real issue with one classes' behaviour last year (soccer students going wild every class) and she didn't even look up. I'd lose it and she'd rouse her head and say "Oh I'm sorry I couldn't help, I didn't see what happened". Yeah..no shit. Sometimes if I told a kid off the kid would get arsy and appeal to her, she'd have the absolute audacity to suddenly chime in and say to me "Oh he says he didn't do that," and I'd firmly have to tell her that I'm the teacher and if I say he did then he did.  After every class I'd tell her I needed her support in the class and she'd agree and never did a thing.

I honestly couldn't tell you which of these situations is worse.  Wow, true to the thread that was a RANT.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9737 on: April 12, 2019, 03:14:31 pm »
My co teachers are a mixed bag of things that I hate in equal amount.

One teacher....will translate EVERYTHING i say. It's irritating beyond belief. I say "open your books to page 30" the students have already started to do it..

INT. KOREAN PUBLIC SCHOOL - MORNING

It's an average Tuesday morning. Kevin Teacher is up at the front, ready to pick the next student to read by burying his hand into a bucket full of popsicle sticks, each individually labelled with the students ID numbers, 1 through 25. The grade 6 children look on, some with pure terror in their eyes, others hoping to be the chosen one. Regardless, they have all gone through 3 odd years of English and know how to count to 1000. Kevin Teacher lifts his hand skyward, reveals a devilish smirk and plunges his right hand into the bucket below.

Kevin Teacher: Student. Number............. ......... Seven!

 :-* 칠번

 
The first thing to say is that this is definitely not pyramid selling, OK?


  • debbiem89
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9738 on: April 12, 2019, 03:26:47 pm »
My co teachers are a mixed bag of things that I hate in equal amount.

One teacher....will translate EVERYTHING i say. It's irritating beyond belief. I say "open your books to page 30" the students have already started to do it..

INT. KOREAN PUBLIC SCHOOL - MORNING

It's an average Tuesday morning. Kevin Teacher is up at the front, ready to pick the next student to read by burying his hand into a bucket full of popsicle sticks, each individually labelled with the students ID numbers, 1 through 25. The grade 6 children look on, some with pure terror in their eyes, others hoping to be the chosen one. Regardless, they have all gone through 3 odd years of English and know how to count to 1000. Kevin Teacher lifts his hand skyward, reveals a devilish smirk and plunges his right hand into the bucket below.

Kevin Teacher: Student. Number............. ......... Seven!

 :-* 칠번

 

Yeppp exactly that.  The student is already groaning and standing up but  she's all "칠번!! 칠번!!!!"

I think I noticeably clench my teeth when she does it. I've reminded her several times that they can count to 25.


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    • June 16, 2017, 09:01:06 am
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9739 on: April 12, 2019, 03:30:59 pm »
Except in my public middle school there are legit students who don't know any numbers above 10. Yesterday, I was completely dumbfounded when one 3rd grade girl didn't know the difference between summer and winter.

Am I doing something wrong? Lol