Getting to know your students isn't always easy. There's a definite learning curve to figuring out how to walk the line between authority figure and someone the kids feel comfortable with. From the outgoing class clowns to the moody, exhausted teenagers, I've found that part of teaching is finding a way to relate to each of them. As Chungdahm's spring term begins here in Korea, I am revisiting my top tricks and go-to topics for breaking the ice with my new classes.
Teachers Share their Experiences While Living Abroad!
While teaching in English in South Korea my students have taught me countless things. I cannot even begin to recall the innumerable lessons that I have learned over the year and a half that I have been teaching in Korea. It seems like everyday I am learning something new about myself because of teaching and working with children. However, if pressed into coming up with a list of the most valuable lessons learned from my students, I think I could condense it down to eight comprehensive lessons. (Or at least I am going to try). So without further ado, here are the top eight things I have learned from my Korean students.