Permission to Fail

Often as teachers, we are scared of failure. We might preach to our students that it's ok to fail, you can make mistakes but you try again. We say it's all part of the learning process, but do we give ourselves that permission? The deep ingrained fear of failure has followed me for a while … Continue reading Permission to Fail

2015 in review

One of the most important lessons I attained from my graduate degree in education is the importance of reflection. Every week, instead of tests (thank goodness for progressive education), we wrote pages and pages of reflections on our learning. We reflected on everything- from our journey as teachers, education theory, pedagogy, experiences in the classroom, … Continue reading 2015 in review

lessons from flying a kite for the first time

I held tightly to the string in one hand and panda kite in the other. I started to run furiously across the green lawn, desperately hoping for flight. As I let go of my precious panda in the dark ominous sky, I continued to run, hoping not to crash into the people enjoying a romantic … Continue reading lessons from flying a kite for the first time

slice of life challenge day #15: the first meeting

My grandmother had 7 children, 16 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Since she lived in NY the past 30 years, she had some great grandchildren in Korea that she never had a chance to meet. A few of her great grandchildren finally had a chance to meet my grandmother at her funeral. One of them, … Continue reading slice of life challenge day #15: the first meeting

slice of life challenge day #14: shoes off

I'm finally back to slicing. I had to take a mini-break from my writing these past few days, due to an unexpected trip to Korea to attend my grandmother's funeral. Now that I'm back home and finally have a free moment to myself, I'm finding comfort in being behind the screen and sharing my story. … Continue reading slice of life challenge day #14: shoes off

slice of life challenge day #7: an incredible woman

I come from a family of writers. My mom loves to write, especially poetry and short stories. Both of my brothers are very talented writers, it comes to them very naturally. There have been a few times where I've asked them to edit my writing, and I remember feeling quite intimidated by what they would … Continue reading slice of life challenge day #7: an incredible woman

slice of life challenge day #6: a baby in paris

I decided to do a #tbt (throw back thursday) slice of life post! On a cold winter day, a red plaid scarf, a pink puffy jacket, and a simple stroller, all waiting eagerly ┬áto get their picture sketched. Does anyone remember, a baby in Paris? Artists armed with sharp pencils, ┬áline the cobble stone streets, … Continue reading slice of life challenge day #6: a baby in paris

slice of life challenge day #5: a place to call home

When I lived in Korea, I lived in 3 different apartments in the span of 4 years. Part of the perks of being an international school teacher in Asia is that most schools provide housing for you. Another great thing about living in Korea was that the movers will PACK and UNPACK your luggage for … Continue reading slice of life challenge day #5: a place to call home