So Far so Good

img_20170207_135009img_20170207_134957I am now into my second week at my new  job. I have to say the place is nice. The other teachers and workers are lovely to be with. It’s a work in progress with it being a new building. We spend a fair majority interviewing new students.

So far my previous material from teaching ESL in Korea is going to be gold here.

Hopefully this keeps going nicely.

Simple Tips to Be Prepared and Deal with the Future

I want to ask you, what really matters in life?

The reason I ask is because these days many people seem distracted and their focus in life is misguided.

The world is very materialistic and I for one have grown up in a house where there are many ornaments on shelves and in cabinets. My parents had a house that was very traditional in style. The world has changed now as the house I grew up in and the house I am now living in look nothing like each other. This is not being rebellious but more of a personal expression and a role of I see of practicality.

I did not hate the house I grew up in as it was nice, but the environment to me did not seem at all practical and more of a trophy collection. Right now for me the space I want is to be very useful. This does not mean there is no room for sentimentality, just not as a museum.

Just a thought…

When things are of more practical value, does that make them any less  in touch with what is correct in life? To be in touch with a successful way of life and have positivity does not need to be materialistic. I find it quite invigorating that my kids can come home with friends and they know where things are due to the less crazy atmosphere. It means they are in command of the space as well as me.

Be a teacher

What I’m trying to get at here is that technically we are all teachers to some degree to our friends and family around us and so they should see you in a good light. Now, if you can then address the common day problems in life that occur and you look to be successful then that’s the moment you become the teacher to others.

Being in touch with life in the eyes of others could also be attached to your health. If you look at friends and family and see that they are healthy, wouldn’t that then want to make you to follow their style? We can try to be healthy, but things happen that can affect our days. We always have good intentions, but to follow through and make those intentions stick can be a lot harder.

In Conclusion

So as we’ve addressed to have good health and to have a good home that you share with friends and family makes a good life, but does that mean that we are in touch? I would like to think so but the problems that we face every day can change that environment for us. There are many things that affect our day and that has to be acceptable as those are natural. Things happen that we cannot be ready for, but we have to be ready that our day may change.

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Simple Tips on being a Great Teacher

Here’s something to ask yourself, Can you be a teacher and be a student? To be a teacher is a great experience and for quite a while I never noticed just how much an experience it was going to give me. to be a teacher is not just to be a teacher but is also to be the student as the student also becomes the teacher. What I mean by that is it’s not a one-way traffic it is in fact two ways.

A few years back now I meant a student I changed my life and how I view how to be a teacher. Her Outlook was so positive and clear to me that that was how a student should be. before I met her my image of a teacher was almost as a performer and to live like that was getting very tiresome as it felt as well as being with all those who also looked like they were in a performance show it felt terrible. To see these days how students are and what they’re capable of. Many students you see don’t don’t have room to express themselves and so it becomes almost like a factory I thought you were disjointed little buddies that don’t seem to be able to express what they should be expressing only what the teacher at the amount from them. I am in a lucky position right now to be able to teach from home Mack lessons for the kids depending on their own ability. If a student comes to me and we how many starts and talk about something then I will abandon the lesson and talk to them as a free human being there is no studying there is no teaching but an experience. Too me the experience alone I’m being in that state is magical. First student to express themselves and to live the happy 🙂 I feel confident and positive cannot be read from a book questions how that’s working out then help them grow?

As We Know all students will go through an education system where they will learn from books and they will be sent through basically a factory to learn the same as all their friends. This is the norm but it doesn’t mean it’s the best way doesn’t mean that I know the best way but the students alone should get the priority that they deserve.

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Try Visiting to a New Country Called Solitude

It’s strange to feel that for once that there is nothing to do.

The oddness of that is I have a to do list but right now seems irrelevant. I go walking or riding to clear my head and then write. Usually something pops up and go with that thought. My mind seems to be on vacation and I wonder is it a good thing or bad thing? I don’t know.

Right now I’m sitting in a park with people going by on a lovely day and its very free. It’s spring time here and kids are playing and old folks pass by doing their power walks. There’s no worrying to be here with no clear motive as to what to do, but liberating non the less. I also don’t mind dealing with whatever situation arises next.

I think I am waiting for something but not sure what it is. Right now I am in a junction of my life and wondering which way to go. Next would be easier to choose if there was a sign. Not sure what that would be as such but I’ll keep looking.

To take my mind to a new country like this is slightly strange. To do this on vacation would be the ideal way but ill take this anyway. Solitude and peace are something I never thought too much about as they’re not areas that seem productive to me. We push ourselves constantly to achieve and obtain bigger and better things but for what?

Have You Started a Bucket List Yet?

I have just been speaking with a couple of students about the idea of having a bucket list. The list items were difficult to come by basically because they’ve never really thought about their future in that way.

The concept of having this list of things to do in later life was almost alien. Naturally, in life we have things we want to do and many places that we want to go to see.

Whats Hot?

We would love to see many wonderful countries, eat many good foods, live in cultures that are more different than our own. It’s fun to think of these things as being put in a bucket list. For them though it was strange.

So the question is what is the purpose of a bucket list? If it’s just a case of having things you want done before the end then is it wrong?

Eventually we got down to some parts including traveling, writing, seeing animals and far locations. Included was experiencing cultures and living amongst people that doesn’t involve the commercial structure of the Western world. From there we kind of worked out that we just want to live normally. We don’t want to live in an extreme environment and we want to be with people. So therefore is that selfish? And what’s next? Should we have a bucket list at all? I question if it’s worthy or not.

Custom Sized List

What if the idea of a bucket list for a person doesn’t really need to be but becomes more of a bucket list for you and friends or you and your family? I can see that from my side to create a list that maybe so, but then again does it have to have the title of being called a bucket list as I like to do things. I would like to go to places where I can experience and see countries that are much different than my own. Why do I need to wait until I am 70 plus or have a terminal disease?

I would like to do those things now. I guess many other people would also share that same feeling but we can’t, mostly due to having responsibilities.

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