Today there were only 4 classes so the rest of the day I am going to absorb the material and write a few lesson plans for the Advanced class. But my energy is dwindling because my sickness is kind of not going away. I think it is making its way to my lungs. After work I am going to go to the hospital and try to get medical attention.
I asked my coteacher about the windowless home and the response I got was kind of not promising. She said that there were 3 choices and out of the 3 this was the best one. I told her I want to change it but she said they have no money now. I think she didn't understand that I would be willing to move in 1 or 2 months and give them time. Also I would pay for any fees. So my recruiter will get on to it today or tomorrow. Whether I will get a house change is unknown right now. The only real issue I have with no window, is that in the morning it is hard to wake up to a dark room.
But since it is winter, I feel like it is my winter cave.
Really though if worse comes to worse, I don't want the windowless-ness to bring me down all the time. I know it isn't ideal place to live, but there are other aspects of life I want to think about.
Anyways, teaching at a public school has a HUGE amount of differences compared with a hagwon. Here they are briefly:
- You teach the same material over and over.
- The book is super easy and doesn't require huge amounts of planning.
- Children are more behaved (elementary school)
- I get a free Korean lunch. Not the best but it is free.
- My own office.
- Not stuck in a small office with a lot of teachers being all chatty.
- Students bow and say hello to you when you walk through the hallway.