In this post I present a brief review of Dave Burgess popular teaching manifesto: Teach Like a PIRATE. While the title of the book may create some unfortunate mis/pre-conceptions about what this book is going to be about, the subtitle spells it out quite nicely. The subtitle of the book is: “Increase Student Engagement, BoostContinue reading “Book Review: Teach Like a Pirate, by Dave Burgess”
I still have a lot of thinking to do on this topic, but I wanted to START a post that BEGINS exploring the notions of: JOB, VOCATION, CALLING and CAREER – as these notions relate to teaching (or BEING a teacher). I come from a family of teachers. Growing up I swore to my familyContinue reading “Teaching as a Job / Vocation / Calling / Career”
This post is a short reflection on why I made the difficult decision to leave Korea and my awesome teaching job in Korea. Let us begin with a brief recap. In 2014 I went to Korea as an EPIK teacher. After one year of teaching in rural middle schools I was noticed by my localContinue reading “Leaving my Awesome Teaching Job in Korea: A Difficult Decision”
As a teacher I’m always fascinated to learn anything I can about what can be done to improve the functioning of the brains in my classroom. I want ALL of those brains – those belonging to my students AND the one that I keep up in my own skull – to be in tip topContinue reading “Improving the Functioning of the Brains in Your Classroom”
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