2002  РDaechi Wonderland

15 Realizations at Wonderland

  1. Sink or swim
  2. Information Overload 
  3. Easy as 1, 2, 3 (pages)
  4. Do exercises A, B, C (exercises)
  5. Follow the book.  (Made by professionals)
  6. Teaching pages 1,2,3 wasn’t that easy
  7. Exercises A, B and C were more complicated than I thought.
  8. Following the book is possible, but not for 80 minutes
  9. Learn to Improvise 
  10. Dreamed of being an owner, textbook designer, teacher
  11. Learned to negotiated for housing, salary, classes, and responsibilities
  12. 1 Year Contracts
  13. Career and Life Traps 
  14. 5 years of sense-making stories
  15. Enjoyed it, but I had to leave. 

2008 – Gaewon Elementary

10 Realizations at Gaewon

  1. Public schools are not english academies
  2. Less stress, no homework, no parents
  3. Big classes with multiple levels
  4. Positive experience before outcomes
  5. Hierarchy, ceilings and ways of doing things
  6. Feeling like a small cog in a giant machine
  7. Free reign in the English Village 
  8. Curriculum design
  9. Opportunities for professional development
  10. 5 years of sense-making stories

2013 – Burton’s English School Yongin

  • 2013 – Grand Opening of Burton’s School Version 1 in Dongbaek, Yongin
  • 2014 – Developed Operating System
  • 2015 – Adapted RAZ Readers for my learners and program
  • 2016 – Worked with Kim Youngmin to bring my imagination into my school
  • 2017 – Cut our RAZ readers and focused on Pre A1 and A1 learners only
  • 2018 – Implemented Season 1, and earned a TKT certificate
  • 2019 – Implemented Season 2 and earned iTDi’s TESOL 120-hour certificate¬†
  • 2020 – Taught Seasons 1 and 2, taught online, and took iTDi’s TESOL for Round 2,¬†
  • 2021 – Continued Private TESOL Mentorship with Phil and developed my
    • Default Theme Stack
  • 2022 – Updated Seasons 1 and 2, Implemented Season 3,
  • 2023 – Started Burton School V2

2023 – Burton’s English School Gwangu

  • 2023 – Opened Burton School Version 2 in Gwanju,
    • Launched a Kindergarten and Elementary school program
  • 2024 –
    • March Launched Ep 1
    • April Launched Ep 2
    • May will launch Ep 3
    • June
    • July
    • ¬†

Challenges

  1. To know myself and my family
  2. To be A to Z with others (family, students, strangers, friends )
  3. To work on health (heart, mind, guts)
  4. To express and reflect on my thoughts
  5. To curate, learn, and from interesting people
  6. To Engage, Express, and Enjoy an Experience