GradPost#5: Should Ideas be Considered Property?

Should ideas be considered property? I regularly upload photography onto Facebook knowing that they are generally unprotected from being copied and reused by others.  I’m proud of a select few and would like to be sure my name is associated with them, but for the most part, I don’t mind if they are being recycled.  I have not…

GradPost#4: Sixth Grade Debate

Today we were asked to write a blog about our favorite lesson to teach, and I’m a bit torn between debate and when we have the opportunity to invite foreign guest speakers to come into class and talk about ESL and culture. I’d really like to share some of the debate material that I’ve been…

Grad-Presentation: Sasquatch

Today I will be give a sample presentation for a sixth grade English lesson coming up in early fall.  The unit we’ll be studying is about lost civilizations and unsolved mysteries around the world.  I will be presenting the mystery of Sasquatch as a news reporter.  I have attached the presentation rubric, lesson plan and…

Gradpost#3: My Online Reputation & Digital Footprint

I’m a Facebook addict.  I enjoy sharing my photos, news, my opinions about culture and society, unique experiences and keeping up with friends and family overseas.  It’s a rich source of inspiration, a digital diary, and a way to connect to those with similar interests. I try to be careful on social media by being respectful,…

GradPost#2: Digitizing Student Assignments 

Will digitizing assignments improve my teaching, work, and organization? Pros: Encourages digital citizenship (identity and etiquette) Encourages students to navigate and explore the latest tools & Web 2.0 Encourages students to digitally apply ESL skills Encourages students to utilize ESL resources online Students can interact & collaborate with peers from homes Self assessment & anonymous…

GradPost#1: How I Would Like to Improve as a Teacher

What I expect of my students is what I expect of myself- and that is as Alvin Toffler said, “…learn, unlearn, and relearn.” My teaching methods generally consist of student centered activities that promote group collaboration and empowered individual development.  I provide activities and assignments to students with a set of expectations and criteria guidelines, while strongly…

In Her Shoes: Introducing Patty

What I do know is that it will be absolutely heartbreaking to leave my job, my apartment, Han River bike rides & runs, hikes, the food, close friends, the customs, and more. Why would I leave?