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What I Miss Most About Korea (and I’m still here!)

I have been living in Korea for exactly four years now. It’s an amazing experience that has helped me to grow as an individual in many ways. Living in another country has forced me to break many of … [Read more...]

Teaching ESL: Enforce Behavior, Drop the Ax, But Keep It FUN!

Coming into teaching ESL later in life presents a challenge for me. Without time on my side, I know I need to get training whenever it's available. I took on obtaining ESL-related certifications along … [Read more...]

How You Can Make ESL a Long-Term Career

Teaching ESL abroad is becoming more and more popular by the day for a multitude of reasons.First, there is a bad economic disease circulating the globe and as much as the spin doctors try to … [Read more...]

Will You Hate Teaching English in Korea?

You haven't been out of America before? Never left your small town or even the safe confines of your parent's home? Take it from me, someone with 4 years in the game, you're probably going to hate … [Read more...]

This Is the Kodokan Judo Institute (2015 Tour)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MM7Mq8Z_aPEVisiting the Kodokan Judo Institute is something I would recommend for any judo enthusiast. We all know how widespread judo is in Japan, but to be at … [Read more...]

22 Things To Do in Tokyo, Japan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62MyzIA8Jh8I came up with 3 Ps to describe Japan – more specifically, Tokyo. And they are “precise, pristine, and polite”. As a young, fanatical judo guy back … [Read more...]

Classroom Management: Setting Rules and Expectations for a Smooth Running Year

As a public school ESL instructor in South Korea, I know that my requirements and authority level are limited in comparison to my Korean counterpart, or co-teacher. Still, in my situation where I … [Read more...]

9 Examples of South Korean School Lunches

Lunchtime is an interesting one for me. It probably is for most foreigners if they choose the route of breaking bread in the cafeterias with their Korean co-workers. If I don't sit with my co-teacher, … [Read more...]

How to Be an Excellent, Award-Winning ESL Teacher

During my time here in Korea, I've had the opportunity to meet some great teachers. One of those teachers is my friend, Candice, from South Africa. It's possible you've watched her in other videos of … [Read more...]

A Lunar New Year’s Feast for the Homeless in Busan

Back home in Florida I would often volunteer at homeless outreaches that my church supported. There was a large one in Ft. Lauderdale that was jointly supported by the city and our church. Reaching … [Read more...]