ESL and Art: Self Portrait Lesson Plan

ESL and Art: Self Portrait Lesson Plan

This is an art lesson I do with my students, from fifth grade to high school. This lesson is about 50% art lesson and 50% English lesson (although, the whole thing is taught in English). You can watch the video below to see how I execute the lesson; otherwise, just read on! Lesson Details: Age […]

Cherry Blossoms in Cheongju, South Korea

Cherry Blossoms in Cheongju, South Korea

Cherry blossoms (벚꽃 [bot-gote] in Korean) are an exciting, beautiful, unofficial introduction to spring in Korea. There are full-blown festivals and even songs dedicated to this time of year. There are a few places in the country that are famous for viewing cherry blossoms, such as the island of Jeju (where we went for our […]

OOTD: An Outfit for All Seasons

OOTD: An Outfit for All Seasons

My experience with Korean seasons is that while it technically has four (five if you include monsoon season), spring and fall don’t last more than two weeks. Up until last week, the skies have been gray and cloudy, the air has been chilly, the trees still bare. Winter is acting like it never got its […]

OOTD: The Art Teacher

OOTD: The Art Teacher

I’ve had plenty of art teachers in my life, and it always puzzled me how normal they looked. They were some of the sweetest, most encouraging, most fun, smartest teachers I’ve ever had, but they looked soooooo NORMAL. Kind of like how fashion designers create all of these colorful, wild, avant-garde pieces for the runway, then […]