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Teachers pave the way for future generations. They instruct, inspire, cajole, scold, threaten and promote. They act as mediators between a child and parent at times. They don't merely show up; their responsibility is enormous and, at times, overwhelming.
Throw teaching students from another country (other than your own) into the mix and all the right ingredients are there for a complete breakdown, or at least inspiration for more than a few stories. Kingsley Reed Jeffery has compiled a series of essays that brilliantly and humorously details a year in his life of teaching students in South Korea.
Jeffery's book goes from the serious to the absurd, with commentaries on the local vodka (or what he can remember), culinary delights, and the vast differences of Korean culture compared to his own.
For anyone who is an educator or anyone who wants to explore exactly what that means, this book is a no-holds-barred, amusing read about the trials, tribulations, and joys of teaching.
Kingsley Reed Jeffery is an author, Math teacher and occasional English teacher. He lives in Melbourne, Australia.
Publisher's Web site: http://www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/IncompleteMemoirsOfACompleteBreakdown.html