Teach English Online and Get Paid!

Do you want to get paid to teach English online?  Are you looking for a way to make extra money from anywhere in the world?  VIPKID is the perfect way for you to make some extra money while you’re traveling around the world or even from the comfort of your home!  I just joined the VIPKID Read More …

Recording Audio

Next semester I’m going to introduce my Genius Hour students to audio recordings.  The purpose of Genius Hour is for students to learn about something that they are interested in and then present on it.  I’m hoping to inspire some of them to make multiple audio recordings and even weekly podcasts about their topic! The Read More …

A busy month ending with an OUCH!

This post is a life update for my family, friends and loyal readers.  I’ll continue with the regular travel postings shortly now that this masters class has finished! Monday night I went for a Spartan Training run up the mountain behind my house.  The workout was pretty intense with 8 hill/stair sprints, a hundred squats and Read More …

Presenting at Taiwan’s Google For Education

In 4 short weeks I present at Taiwan’s Google for Education Conference!  I’ll be bringing my Interactive Gradebook presentation back and putting the finishing touches on a Genius Hour presentation too.  If you or anyone you know lives in Taiwan then be sure to stop by this awesome summit.  Its my 2nd time in Taiwan Read More …

The first days of Summ… er Winter ;)

Have you ever walked around with a grin that just won’t leave and an unfaltering positive attitude?  Ever since I started teaching in 2008 I’ve had the good fortune of long vacations and a smile glued to my face on the first day of each one.  I love teaching (I’m even getting my masters in it) Read More …

Google Sheets Basics – Making an Interactive Gradebook

The other weekend I presented at the Google for Education AppsEvents South Korea Summit.  I took advantage of this amazing networking opportunity and taught a small group of teachers how to use Google Sheets to create an interactive gradebook.   My session went well but I definitely learned a lot for the next time around.  Check it Read More …

Teaching & Productivity Tricks from AppsEvent’s Google Apps for Education Conference

I went to a Google Apps in Education conference the other weekend.  It was awesome meeting with such like minded people and being surrounded by positive teaching vibes!  We all nerded out a bit in key note speeches and smaller sessions geared towards using technology to enhance our teaching, classrooms, & general productivity.  I learned about auto-grading, auto-data Read More …

Teacher’s Day – South Korea

Teacher’s Day is one of my favorite Korean holidays.  Its not just the cute notes, buckets of flowers, snacks and other assorted gifts.  Sure those help but what really makes me love Teacher’s Day is the realization of how much value Koreans have for teachers. There is a separate holiday where the entire country devotes itself Read More …

Grateful, flattered and a big ‘Thanks Mom’

Thankful, humbled, flattered, honored & feeling blessed.  The last week brought lots of good news and opened new doors without closing any.  Whether its good karma, good luck or simply I that had great parents who raised me right I keep getting more and more opportunities to thrive in everything I enjoy.  Thanks mom!  A Read More …

My old hagwon closed!

You may have heard about my awful first 6 months in Korea with CPIS.  I arrived and started working within 12 hours only to find out the “school” that hired me was a huge web of lies.  We had issues with paychecks, health insurance, eviction notices, incompetent administration and just about every issue that you hear Read More …