Browsing Archive: August, 2011

Why Do We Need Extracurricular Activities?

Posted by John on Saturday, August 13, 2011,

Why Do We Need Extracurricular Activities?


I recently received an email from a student that I had in the United States.  He was in my fifth grade class in 1986.  It was good to hear the comments about his positive experiences.  He specifically mentioned how he enjoyed catching football passes from me on the playground at recess time.  I coached the receivers on the high school football team and enjoyed teaching the fifth grade students pass routes and how to catch the football.  There was alwa...
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Don't Get Lost!

Posted by John on Friday, August 5, 2011,

Don’t Get Lost!

I told a story to the graduating twelfth grade class at an International school in Qingdao.  It was about my very first day in Asia.  It was the center of Cheongju, South Korea, (shinae).  I told them of my feelings of seeing all the people bustling through the streets and the colorful store fronts all written in Korean.  The people were friendly but there seemed to be no pattern to their walking.  People seemed to be everywhere; cars too.  Motorcycles would buzz by me on t...


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