‘Teaching’ Posts

HackCollege Interviews: A College Professor

HackCollege Interviews: A College Professor

Many people who’re enamored with their major come to discover that they’re not interested in any related careers. Or, they love working in the field but want to continue their study of the subject. Fortunately, for those in these predicaments, there is a loophole that allows you to continue studying the subject while sharing your ...

Myths of Online Teaching

Myths of Online Teaching

My teaching career happened rather accidentally. I was sitting in a political science class and my professor asked to speak to me afterward. He wanted me to guest lecture about ethnic cleansing after hearing about my experiences with genocide as a child in Bosnia. As a former refugee, I was pained with the task of ...

Cut Your Adjunct Instructors & TAs a Break

Cut Your Adjunct Instructors & TAs a Break

Flickering lights in the bowels of the library basement. Burning the midnight oil grading papers while simultaneously trying to finish that 25 page term paper for a graduate course on 18th century British literature. Teaching courses at three different colleges and also attempting to get a few hours of sleep every night. Trying to have ...

What I Learned My Second Year in Korea

What I Learned My Second Year in Korea

I still have no idea what I want to do with my life. I hate to break it to you, but if you’re trying to find yourself, going to the other side of the world may not be the most effective way to accomplish it. I admit that coming to Korea, for me, was not ...

The Pros and Cons of Teaching Online

The Pros and Cons of Teaching Online

Do you want to teach students abroad, but don’t feel ready to put your life on hold to move across the world for the opportunity? Well, now you don’t have to. With more online academies and schools popping up online, online teaching could be the right move for you. And even if you already know ...

The Pros and Cons of Teaching Abroad

The Pros and Cons of Teaching Abroad

You’ve decided. Your bag is packed. You’ve kissed your parents, siblings, and especially your dog goodbye. Now you’re ready to board a plane… or are you? I won’t deny teaching abroad has worked out well for me, but I can say that despite my research, I wasn’t ready for everything I’d be dealing with. Before ...

6 Reasons I’m Probably Leaving South Korea in 2017

6 Reasons I’m Probably Leaving South Korea in 2017

Oh, Korea! What a lovely run we’ve had together! From all the hours I spent roaming aimlessly around Seokchon Lake and Olympic Park, to all the lovely food I had in Itaewon–and let’s not forget the wonderful shopping in Dongdaemun where new dresses often cost me less than a dollar. Yet, here I am, ready ...

10 Things I Learned Living and Teaching in South Korea

10 Things I Learned Living and Teaching in South Korea

Currently, I’m in the middle of my last four months of my 1-year teaching contract in South Korea. Throughout that time, I have experienced many ups and downs, “why me?” moments, and “how do I do this?” confusion. I’ve also learned countless things about people, different cultures, and how varied teaching can be. In the ...