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Why I Teach

by Dallas Sanders

Hong kong — Tony Wong is the reason why I like to teach. He is happy. He has a lot of energy. He never has his homework done. He is struggling in his subjects based on marks. When I taught him in P1, he couldn’t remember my name even when I saw him every school day (my school is very small). He tries and it is why I come every morning extra early so I can spend some time reading with him. He struggles with h...


i love my students.

by celine semaan vernon

New york — I have been absent. For the past 5 weeks, I have been teaching a UX immersive course at General Assembly, and for 40 hours a week I spend my time helping 20 people change careers, owning the knowledge...

teaching, Korea

Hee Ra

by Dallas Sanders

Yongin-si — Hee Ra was a student of mine over 9 years ago at Namsangho Language Institute in Bundang Korea. She, and her family, have been gracious enough to let me stay with them while visiting Seoul. It has bee...

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Amazing Teachers

by Dallas Sanders

Hong kong — “You’re not here just to teach them English but also be a mentor to them.” — Sophia Kim, a teacher I worked with while in Korea in my second year there. I was reminded of this at our school Christmas...

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