There are ups and downs about my teaching job here in Korea. Sure, I do wish that I had a little more freedom to practice things that I learned in my masters program. I want to be a better teacher but the curriculum and my coteachers don’t really allow for me try out new things and see how they work- so I don’t feel as though I am not growing as an educator : ( Needless to say, I find little successes in each day that give me hope that I am not destined to be a bad teacher for the rest of my life! haha
I have two 6th graders 정윤 and 수빈. These girls make my day when they are waiting for me in the English room after lunch to just talk. They like to use my stamp set that my wonderful sister, Colleen, bought me before coming to Korea.
These girls are amazing and beautiful people. I will miss them when they go to middle school. Their next English teacher is very lucky to have them!!!