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Momentum is Key While Teaching in Korea

 

by Christopher Kwarciany, Greenheart Travel Teach Abroad Participant in Korea

Mungyeon Saejae third pass.

I have been quite remiss in my blogging duties.  Oddly enough it’s not because I’ve been too busy, but because I’ve hardly been doing anything.  I felt a few weeks ago that I was really enjoying teaching.  Then my school had mid-terms, and field trips, and other obligations.  So I taught very little over two weeks.  It completely killed my momentum and sapped my enthusiasm.

Combined with some difficult personal issues back home, my teaching energy has been low.  And of course students mirror that back with misbehavior or boredom.  It’s been a tough few weeks as far as job satisfaction goes.

Not exactly blog inspiring.  But it’s important for would-be Korea teachers to know it happens. On a more positive note I did get to go a field trip to Mungyeong Saejae with my school’s third grade class.  I don’t actually teach any third graders, thus don’t know any.  But it was still enjoyable.

Outside of school I’m making friends, getting to know my co-teachers better and exploring my surroundings more.  Fall in Korea is absolutely beautiful!  So life is good, besides the teaching low points.

About Greenheart Travel

CCI Greenheart Travel is personally invested in providing cultural immersion programs that change lives, advance careers and create leaders. We achieve this by partnering with organizations and governments overseas that empower their local communities through experiential learning and practical development. We provide others with the same positive travel experiences in which we ourselves engage. Through travel and cultural exchange, we help individuals reach their full potential, leading to a more tolerant, peaceful and environmentally sustainable world.

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