Day 4 – reading fast and slow

I've had a lot of time to read on my own the past few days. The student leaders have done such a wonderful job there really isn't much for me to do. Today's book is about 嚴長壽's vision for Taiwan. In it he discussed his values and beliefs and detailed the factors that lead to … Continue reading Day 4 – reading fast and slow

Day 3 – innocence and the gentle breeze 

Thanks to the wonders of Claritin and maybe my body getting used to this place, I had a good night's sleep. And I'm much more able to absorb and take this place in.      As I sit on the side and watch the local kids play basketball, something occurred to me - how easy it … Continue reading Day 3 – innocence and the gentle breeze 

偏鄉教育- rural education in Taiwan 

I have the opportunity to join the school on its first rural education outreach this summer. 合作的對象是博幼基金會還有尖山鄉的石磊國小. After 2.5 hours of mountainous roads, we finally arrived. We are only here for 5 days so realistically we are not really gonna change anything. It's service learning - you always get more out of it than the … Continue reading 偏鄉教育- rural education in Taiwan 

Tears, joy, and the use of Kahoot for learning!

With only 10 weeks left in the school year, I've already started my countdown. After all, this summer presents another major change in my life - I'll be joining/fulfilling my military service obligation in Taiwan. I've applied for the Substitution Service, a governmental program that enlists military-aged men in Taiwan to serve the community in … Continue reading Tears, joy, and the use of Kahoot for learning!

The Results Are In! Student Feedback …

One thing I picked up from my teaching practicum is gathering student feedback. I made questionnaires for the students to fill out and that helped me recognize areas to improve on. One major feedback from my very first questionnaire was a quarter of the students felt my Math lessons were too rushed. I adjusted accordingly and it … Continue reading The Results Are In! Student Feedback …

Jia Ming Lake Hike 圓夢嘉明湖 2014/2015

One of the many things that set Kang Chiao apart from other schools is the focus on extra-curricular activities. Each grade level has a special event: Singapore Trip, Sun Moon Lake swim (泳渡日月潭), Jia Ming Lake hike (圓夢嘉明湖), Cross-Island walk (橫跨中橫), and Round-Island biking (單車環島)...etc. It is really quite an impressive list. This year I … Continue reading Jia Ming Lake Hike 圓夢嘉明湖 2014/2015