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 I'd like to share in this forum and would like others to share, short stories that might apply to education / teaching and that will inspire. I believe stories and a narrative are powerful, whether…Continue

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Hey everyone!I am new to the forum and am curious how you feel learning communities benefit educators when it comes to developing a collective responsibility as educators. Do you feel a forum like…Continue


Started by Christina Shepherd in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Oct 26, 2017. 1 Reply

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Learn and teach English with the world's best gifs.  We have 1,000s of gifs all tagged for language study. This group is to get feedback and answer questions from users, in this early phase of development.  See More
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Elizabeth commented on Justinoxxii's blog post 'No Thank You to Korean Education'
"The results I viewed on the world rankings indicated that America is way below Korea in Math and Science! Needless to say, the Americans believe otherwise.  Much better working there than in the Middle East. At least they are more…"
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ddeubel commented on Justinoxxii's blog post 'Hmmm...'
"Oh, I know how I feel about it! I've been a big advocate of this (despite being a paid servant and top end of the food chain schooling guy). Long followed the Sudbury school and wrote about it here a number of times... I don't have the…"
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"Justino, Hilarious. I'd forgotten all about Oatmeal. Love the design and humor. My fav. and the first Oatmeal I ever saw is "Why Printers are from Hell" I'll have to check out the Rome podcast. But at least the Romans had the…"
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"Hilarious, Justino! I'll have to bookmark Oatmeal.com Is the podcast long? :D (lazy...)"
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"I missed this one, Justino! Timmy was sick and in the hospital for a week at the time (he is fine and beautiful now :))) - but he almost DIED!) Anyway, this might sound stupid, but I feel proud for you. It was a big jump. Hey, you are a great…"
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Posted on April 22, 2010 at 2:00am 2 Comments

I have to admit that I don't know how I feel about this.


This may be too unstructured for me, but TYT doesn't treat the idea of freeing up education a fair shake. I still point back to Daniel Quinn's model for decentralized…


Teaching in Ancient Rome

Posted on March 15, 2010 at 3:01pm 3 Comments

This weeks History of Rome Podcast tells us a little bit about what it might have been like teaching or studying in Ancient. And I thought the Korean education system was rough on its students...

I also bought this hilarious poster about the proper way to to use a semicolon for my office; I got it from… Continue

The New Gig

Posted on September 27, 2009 at 2:34pm 5 Comments

Most of what I have been teaching the first to weeks if required freshmen English classes. We are using interchange text books.

My classes are organized by major. This means that they vary quite a bit as some majors have low values on learning English, like my Phys ED class. But to my surprise it was my buddism class that is the biggest headache. Its filled with older Koreans who have decided that they cant speak English. Most of the lesson revolves around them forcing the only… Continue

New Job

Posted on September 21, 2009 at 8:24am 2 Comments

Its funny how things work in Korea. Things never seem to pan out how you expect them too. The reason I have been AWOL lately is because I have changed jobs here in Korea. Quite unexpectedly I went from working in the EPIK program at a middle school in Pohang to teaching at a university just outside of Pohang.

With the new job came a new apartment, my own office, and lots of paperwork. Not to meantion all of this happened with my trip to the US in the middle.

So EPIK… Continue

EPIK Justino Lives!

Posted on July 24, 2009 at 5:28am 3 Comments

Still around, just been lurking as of late. For the last couple of months I haven't refused a night class or English Camp that has come my way. Signed a new contract with EPIK for a third year. This time around I will be only working at one middle school.

I have a speaking engagement at a university in Daegu next week where I will be sharing my lessons with about 100 teachers. I have never spoken in front of that many Koreans before. The fact that I do not like speaking in public… Continue

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At 10:55pm on November 15, 2009, Ellen Pham said…
I tempered my post : ) It only took me three tries!!
At 4:11am on October 2, 2009,
Lim Lee
haha~ how did i find this site?? just Randomly....that's why i was so surprised to see you here~ what a small world :)
Happy Chu Sok!!! :)
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Thanks for the comments everyone. Could someone explain everything they know about 'What is an RSS Feed In and RSS Out - and how do I get it to work?? Could you say anything you know about the RSS Feed In and RSS Feed Out on this Ning site please.
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At 7:20am on December 24, 2008,
Daniel Craig
Hi Justino,

I think it would be #2 on David's list. Unfortunately, I had a card for the shop that told me about the deal, but I've misplace it. A 13 yr/old kid on vacation from international school (great English) helped me out a lot. Unfortunately, he went back to school this week.

It's in the following location detailed in that guide that David posted.

Sunin (So nin) Plaza
When you emerge from the tunnel, you're at Sunin Plaza. It looks like this:
It's a sprawling rectangle-shaped labyrinth that specializes in computers and computer parts and looks like it needs a good washing. This is Geekmart. This is the best retail place in Korea to buy new and used computer goods.

Before you enter, if it's a Saturday (or sometimes, Sundays), walk around to the front of the building. There you'll find an outdoor market. Prices are good here. http://www.eslsource.com/eslsource/Images/Gallery/29/Yongsan-5.jpg

As you shop in and around Sunin Plaza, you'll notice many of the stores *do* display prices. This is a new thing - 10 years ago, you always had to ask. I've found the prices to be somewhat negotiable, but only barely. It doesn't hurt to ask.

Most of the stores in Sunin are pretty much the same, and they sell all-new goods, which is a little frustrating if you're looking for something that you saw there 6 months ago - given the volumes of stuff sold here, it's likely all gone, old news. However, there's a hallway at the back of the building and to the left (when entering from the main doors) that specializes in used computer stuff (as does the hallway directly upstairs). Here the used stuff usually carries price tags.

If you need an average sound card or video card, or are putting together a cheaper system for internet and word processing work, this is the place to hit. Sound cards are 3000w, and decent video cards are 5000-25000w. You can also buy cheap used hard drives and mainboards.


Wibro is the KT name for Wimax. Wibro is considered 3.5G, which essentially means it's a lot faster than wifi and it can (technically) be used while traveling (bus, train, etc.). It's great it you are in Seoul, but I don't think that it has grown much outside of Seoul. Recent news that I've seen, drive by number portability into VoIP services, indicates that coverage will be better, but who knows when.

The current service agreements offer a combo with Nespot. Nespot is KT's wifi service. You'll find this in many locations, including universities, cafes, and large bus/train stations. This is more widely available than Wibro, so it's a good combination.

Here's KT's page: http://www.ktwibro.com/eng/

Good luck. If you do go for it, let me know how it went. I might be in the market soon too.

At 11:57pm on December 17, 2008, Ellen Pham said…

I got you a game for Christmas!


At 2:08pm on December 1, 2008,
Daniel Craig
Thanks Justino,

As I told David, it's not really my birthday. I never put the real one online, but my 35th is just around the corner.

Thanks for the birthday wishes!

At 7:03pm on November 23, 2008,
I speak perfect Russian. My mother tongue is Lithuanian. I speak French with simple themes, I learn English little by little :) Great week!
At 5:28am on November 23, 2008,
Hi Justino!
You understand russian?!! What is your native language?
At 8:04am on November 9, 2008, Ellen Pham said…
David, you just had a bad, commercial experience (looks like you didn't have the right to pass :D ) I picked up the book on my own, and had a great time with it- lots of community building activities, constructivist and student centered... and, as I recall, one really important element that most teachers don't realize or forget to do... reflecting for a few moments on the experience, what it meant, what we got out of it... mostly I used the ideas for whole class circle time.

Of course I picked and chose, just like I do when I read the bible or sing patriotic songs :D I will have to find my copy and post some... don't be too put off, Justino!
At 6:48am on November 7, 2008,

Tribes is a "system" of instruction, kind of like a club that schools can buy in to. Meant to give youngsters "self confidence" and was first used in the single mother, concrete jungle inner cities but then went where the money was!

Teachers get training, a glossy binder with handouts and if the school buys into it (most do because the principals get lots of nice workshop holidays) teachers use it as part of their weekly instruction...

Teaches lessons about life, all that soft stuff that education has been addressing head on instead of through the heart of the teacher...I disagree you can teach this stuff directly...

Anyways, that's it. I forget what it stands for -- didn't buy into it that much!



PS. once I get my Project Peace up and running , I hope you'll be one of the guinea pigs to help me get some class videos up....basically it is students singing peace songs and holding up the lyrics with cards, a la Bob Dylan :) Pretty easy and they'll have other stuff to do on the page, mostly a petition, comments etc..

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