Monday, May 16, 2011

My School

Hello,

Wintermute here with your daily dose of Dumbr. This week I started teaching at a new school in Korea. The school is located in a city owned by the second largest company in the world of its industry. So basically the company owns everything in the city, the taxis, the stores, and the schools. Its a university city and the only way to live here is to either be a student or an employee of this main company. Obviously I don't work for the company but instead the school, however I am technically an employee of this company.

I work at an all boys and all girls middle school. My desk and computer is located in the all girls, meaning I have to switch schools when I have a boys class. All of the High Schools and Middle Schools and dorms are located on the same campus, so getting around is easy.

I teach 22 classes a week and have about 350-400 something students total. I'll be lucky if I can remember all of their names.  At my last school I had 30 minutes to prepare 9 hours of different lessons. This school I am loaded with free hours to prepare 45 minutes a week. Basically I prepare one lesson and teach  that same lesson 20 times a week for each class. Its a pretty easy gig. It may get a bit boring after a while but still much simpler.

The school is set up just like in any anime I'm sure you've seen. Basically the school is a ugly looking block that goes up. The higher the floor you are on the higher the grade. I teach the second highest meaning my students are about 15-16 years old. Depending on their grade they wear a different colored tag on their uniform.

I think thats about it for the school. I guess next time I will talk about the classrooms. I know you want pictures and maybe someday I will post some, but don't hold your breath.

Your Teacher,
Wintermute.

24 comments:

  1. That's a lot of names to remember!!! You deserve a gold medal if you remember them all man

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  2. Man, although it sounds pretty straightforward, I hope you don't lose your mind to boredom. Same routine that many times a day to the bunch of kids in uniforms at such an ugly building.

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  3. dear god, how do you remember that many names. sounds like a sweet job though, if its like every anime school does that mean they have classes they teach at the top of the buildings like PE and stuff?

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  4. how in that crazy world can you do all that work and have it be succesful still? 300-400 students? crazy talk! just one single home work assignment means you have 3-4 hundred pages to sift through. ugh. no thanks!

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  5. @team panda, no, they have fields for sports.

    @Atley, I don't give out homework

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  6. dear god that;s a lot of students

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  7. 300-400 students, that's insane man! People here, complain about 30 kids.

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  8. yay... Iv always wanted to teach in an anime school :D

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  9. i'd end up just calling them all "you!"
    but hey, it brings in the money :D

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  10. Wow, interesting.

    I would love to hear more about the culture and stuff.

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  11. 22 classes a weak? damn i would go mad

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  12. And my professors can't even get papers back within a couple weeks. Fuck that.

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  13. No homework?!
    And that's a lot of classes/students. Good luck, oppa!

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  14. It's cool seeing the classroom from a teacher's perspective, keep posting!

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  15. This sounds really cool, but I was surprised by how many students and lessons you teach. Looking forward to future posts!

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  16. Thats a lot of kids to teach.

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  17. Do you wear tags according to grade? That's a weird system. Also, good luck with the names :D

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  18. Sweet! I went to Korea once. But I liked it :)

    Good luck with the whole teaching thing.

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  19. Great post! Keep up the good work. http://lmtyaboutthis.blogspot.com/

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