I’m away from my regular computer and mostly learning how to use WordPress. I am using IE, so I don’t have spell check – up on the tightrope without a net!
The title is something I want to do as an ESL teacher – learn how to convince my students to learn. Motivation is part of it, but also modern techniques in how people best learn things. Some teachers I have worked with have their students write long lists of words – a page of maybe twenty words, each repeated for one line:
shop shop shop shop shop shop
bargain bargain bargain bargain
discount discount discount …
That’s not something I want to do (unless I learn that it works – I shouldn’t let my prejudices control me).
One thing this blog will clearly be about is my work to become a better teacher. Also, as befitting the title of this blog, I will describe new things, surprises I come across. I will soon live in Busan; I lived near Busan twelve years ago. What is new and different about it? Finally, I will dispense comments, complaints and hopefully compliments about life in Korea and, well, whatever else I choose. There are issues I will cover frequently; but I will not be limited by them.