OOTD: Make Art, Not War

OOTD: Make Art, Not War

In high fashion, wearable art usually means avant-garde, abstract, “if I have to explain it to you then you’ll never understand” articles of clothing. For me, it literally means, “Did someone draw on your shirt?” Yes. Yes someone did. But not me. And it’s not a drawing OF me, either (my students swear it is. I […]

Teacher Life: Second Program of the Year, FINISHED!

Teacher Life: Second Program of the Year, FINISHED!

Our second program of the year is the Intensive Course (IC), which is very similar to our first program, AIC. There are a few differences: the students’ ages and English levels (they are 1-2 years younger); classes offered (the same but with additional Situation Classes: Clinic, Restaurant, Hollywood Studio, etc.); and this year we had […]

Teacher Life: First Program of the Year, FINISHED!

Teacher Life: First Program of the Year, FINISHED!

Our first program of the year was one of our most intense: Advanced Intensive Course, or AIC. Here is a breakdown of the program: Length: 2 weeks. Students stay overnight. Number of students: 10 per class. 60 students in all (two teachers do not have a homeroom, but have other responsibilities) Student Age: 14-16 (Korean […]

OOTD: Marching into March

OOTD: Marching into March

February was my birthday month. It was definitely a weighty, jam-packed month: the first half was spent teaching one of the most intensive programs of my school year, while the latter was spent traveling in Bali (which was technically a vacation—but have you ever come back from a vacation just EXHAUSTED? As fun as it […]