I really want to get this message to you ASAP. It’s really of critical life importance. Of course it’s common sense to many people already. But still a lot of folks simply don’t know the dangers of prolonged inactivity and this especially applies to people who have to sit at a computer desk for long periods of time. I can actually recall the point in my life, in which desk activity started to cause a dreadful decline in my health. Continue reading “Back Salvation: How to save your back!”
Hey friends. How’s it going? I was just thinking about all of my Korean stories, which I have written out recently and I suddenly remembered what it was like in the first few years trying get by with such a huge language barrier. I distinctly remember that the “turning point” in the success of my teaching had a lot to do with learning some basic Korean phrases to control classrooms. So what I’m going to do is quickly share some of the most common and effective words for gaining class control and happiness. I should also say that the Korean alphabet is the easiest in the world to learn with only 24 characters and anybody can learn it in just twenty minutes. So that would also be a good start.
Continue reading “Essential Korean For ESL Teachers”
If you ever get the chance to travel and live in another country for a few years or more, it’s a wonderful chance to compare and contrast cultures and see what makes them each successful and beautiful in their own ways.
It’s actually an amazing wonder in our day and age just to be able to go and live in worlds that evolved seperately for thousands of years and I will tell you, it just doesn’t get any more different than Korea and Canada. I was simply awe-stricken when I first arrived. My first 12 hours in the country lives like an interesting impressionist painting in my memory because after you have stayed awake for so long on a plane, you’re jet-lagged, exhausted and in a semi-conscious state of mind with definitely some “dream-like” perceptions taking place around you.
Continue reading “The Things I Love About Korea”
As I came home today from the “Bulk Barn” down my street in Kelowna, I pulled out the interesting assortment of things I bought and assembled them in my fruit dish. Who doesn’t love a fruit bowl painting right? I know I love those paintings. Continue reading “What does healthy food look like?”
As you know, music is one of my big secrets for teaching. Music is great for all kinds of teaching really, but it works amazingly with ESL learners. I just wrote an article about my favorite Musical Movies for ESL Learning, however, for younger children there are some different recommendations. By younger kids, I mean any age before 9 years old. Several recommendations from the “Musical Movies For ESL Learning” article are great too. But there are definitely several more that fit better with younger children.
Continue reading “Small Kids ESL Videos”
Hello again. I just wanted to share with you one of my favorite ESL teaching secrets. This is how I taught my own children as they were growing up in Korea! (Yes even their first language was Korean and to a lesser extent English, since they spent the majority of their days in Kindergarten or with their Korean Aunties and cousins).
Continue reading “Easy ESL With Musicals”
Hi there. I had a great idea today. Actually I have had about a million great ideas in these last two weeks, since I have re-defined the scope of my webiste: Bondaygee.com (‘Bondaygee’ means cocoon in Korea for those who don’t know).
It has occurred to me that in this age of awakening that we seem to be coming into, how wonderful it would be if people would start to share their own “Soul Stories” of Wisdom and or Spiritual Awakening.
Continue reading “Share Your Soul Stories”
The Remarkable And True Story of Norman Cousins
“Hearty laughter is a good way to jog internally without having to go outdoors.”
In his novel, Anatomy of an Illness, Norman Cousins describes his rigorous recovery from ankylosing spondylitis, a painful collagen illness that rendered him immobile, and at its nadir, nearly incapable of moving his jaw. His doctor and long time Continue reading “The Laughing Cure”
Hello once again. I’ve got a funny story for you. But first let me ask?
How do we overcome those horrible fast food urges, which are plaguing our every waking moment on TV, on internet, on our devices, in our mailboxes, at our schools, etc? The influences are virtually everywhere imaginable, right? So how do we do it? Continue reading “Nature’s Perfect Food: Beans!!”