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The fastest way into anyone's heart is straight through their stomach, and children are definitely no exception. During my time teaching in South Korea, I led 6th and 8th grade cooking classes that allowed my students to learn English food vocabulary through hands-on activities.

Dr. Norman Bethune (Bai Qiuen), the heroic Canadian doctor, who died helping the Chinese people during the anti Japanese war, is probably the best-known Canadian in the world. This is due in part to the large population of China as well as Mao Zedong's eulogy to Bethune, which all Chinese were urged to read.

Don't make promises you can't keep otherwise you are most likely to disappoint people. So, when I promised my students that I would return in 3 years to attend their graduation, I was determined to keep that commitment.

Children are the future of a nation. If they live in a bubble of never interacting, or learning another language they’ll never truly know about the outside word. As well, teaching in another country is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Teaching itself is already a difficult and well-respected job that shapes the youth before they become adults.

"The journey is part of the experience - an expression of the seriousness of one's intent. One doesn't take the A train to Mecca."

It's been awhile...many things has been done. Still twice a year, graduates and practicing would be teachers are all in on making it on the list of the board examination passers for teachers.

In the Philippines' public school it is a must that entrant teachers have the license to teach.

Another school shooting in the United States - my home country. I’ve placed thousands of teachers in jobs all over the world, and this situation has never occurred anywhere I’ve placed teachers - only in the United States.

You’re lying awake at night trying to decide if moving to a foreign country to teach English is the right thing to do. There are so many unknowns. What if you make the wrong decision? In theory, it should be good based on all the information you have, but what about the unknowns?

A change of pace. A different island. An undiscovered part of the world with a familiar feel. This Indonesia is miles away from Bali - both literally and figuratively. A trip to Labuan Bajo in Flores to see the Komodo Dragons was the primary reason we made the trip from Bali to Flores.

If you are considering flying half way around the world for a new job, at a new school in a new country you want to make sure you have made the right decision. This is literally a life changing decision, in every sense of the world, and the first step is making sure your resume is as good as it possibly can be.


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