영화초 – Winter Camp at Younghwa Elementary

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This past winter I decided to be a bit ambitious and work multiple camps during my January break. If I wasn’t doing this I would be sitting at my desk all day staring at walls. I thought it’s a more productive and better opportunity to help out at other schools. It also lets me see other teaching styles and how I can use those new skills to make myself a better teacher.

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The fish we thought that died. It was a traumatic 5 minutes of class.

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Native Americans and Dreamcatchers

 

Tribal Nations Map of North America.
Tribal Nations Map of North America.

Last week, I decided to teach my students about Native Americans.  Granted having been an anthropology student and almost attaining a major in Native American Studies, I thought that I needed to make a good presentation. Not the kind that is full of shit that we are taught in school that perpetuates stereotypes, but good solid information that shows these communities alive and thriving. To show the students that there is variety among Native American tribes and that no tribe is alike. Read More

Day of the Dead

 

The Day of the Dead masks the students made.
The Day of the Dead masks the students made.

My after school class can be a bit of a challenge as it is elementary level. So coming up with interesting things to teach them is always in the back of my mind. I’m not an expert at most topics, but I try to research each topic to the best of my ability and then teach my students about it. Read More

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