Ladies and Gentlemen…I have wifi in my apartment for the first time in my life.
Ok, so maybe not that big of news…but still pretty fantabulous.
In my apartments prior to this one (in the US), I’ve had a desktop computer (from 2005-2012ish) and then I got my laptop for when I moved overseas. I have had internet but never got the wifi setup. I thought it involved calling the internet guys to come back out and set something up, which would be more of a hassle than just dealing with the cords. (Wifi/internet guys aren’t included in my Korean 1 textbook). heh.
Apparently, wifi routers are plug and play/use here (directions and setup are all in Korean though). Anyway, I had a bit of difficulty with one of the steps because it kept asking me for a password that I didn’t have. I tried about 15 combinations and messaged one of the guys from the Korea (Expat) MacPC guys’ group on Facebook and one guy got me sorted with all the Korean menus. Annnnd here we are!
Two main things I’m excited about:
1. NO CORD THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF MY BEDROOM…seriously. I could do a jig I’m so happy. The guy who set up my internet originally had the internet cord right next to my desk and then he moved it into the kitchen (two room apartment). The problem with that was that the cord wasn’t long enough to reach to my desk without cutting straight through my bedroom.
I got used to it, but it was one of those things that sort of rubbed me the wrong way each time I looked at it…for about a year. So…it’s gone and the cords are all nicely tucked away and I’m not at risk for tripping anymore. More dance space, too! Hoorah!
2. Being able to look at recipes on my computer…in the kitchen. 😀 Hellllllloooooo baking with ease!
Anyway…what a happy end to my night 😀 I’m beyond thrilled to have that sorted finally.
Let’s see, also I wanted to do a mini work update/vent (not a real vent, just talking out loud).
So, I’m one of two teachers that do my curriculum at my school and they’ve asked the both of us twice to make sure our schedules are the same. The first time we saw that we did the same things and trimmed some things out to make it more cohesive. The second time they said to make sure our schedules are EXACTLY the same. Yes, exactly.
So, we planned out an hour-by-hour weekly schedule and made sure we do the same activities on the same days.
We gave that to the newer lady that asked for it. She was brought in to help our directors/school/parents get more organized and on the same page.
Then, I just heard today that our director is going to come to both of us again asking for us to make our classes the same. I’m getting a wee bit annoyed because I’m not sure how much more our classes can be the same. We use the same books and workbooks. The only things that would be different are the way that we teach the material and we use different grammar worksheets. Aside from that, it’s pretty much a copy.
So, I understand wanting to make the classes the same or similar because there are siblings in each of the different classes and parents want to make sure they are getting the same thing. I get that. I’m just getting annoyed with them asking for us to “make it the same” again and again. I’d rather them be more direct if there is something we’re not doing that they would like us to be doing.
I also do not want to make my class a mirror copy of someone else’s class. I make my grammar worksheets based on my own student’s needs and what I see that my students have problems with. As does he. I’m not going to be doing my students any favors if I just blindly follow a syllabus and don’t address the needs that they have. Everything is nearly the same except for the things that we’re able to personalize. Sometimes it’s nice to just let the class flow in a certain direction if the students are enjoying a particular topic and it’s more enjoyable for me if the class has more freedom, but ah well.
Anyway, the classes are pretty much the exact same except for teaching styles and some worksheet differences (teacher preferences). I dunno. Just wanted to get that out so it feels like someone is listening.
I also really want to make music CDs for my kids with the 10 or so songs that we’ve done in class so they can listen to them at home. Howeveerrrr, with this same class thing, I don’t think I’ll be doing it because I don’t want to force the other teacher to do it as well.
That also means no caramel apples, no special candy or treats when they do really well. OI.
Oh!! Also, more photos from the Daejeombie Runpocalpse 5K were released!
Our photographer was Phil from Phil Photography (www.philwphotography.com)
I’m madly in love with these photos!!
I also (man, I need a thesaurus…my teachers would rip this blog apart, haha) made a Powerpoint to show my kiddos about Halloween.
Feel free to check it out 😀
I shared it with the other teachers at our school (3 others) so we can keep the…sameness.