Posts by MyCrazyKimchi

Daegu, Korea. Kids chirp in unison after the teacher. Maybe they break into song as they break from their row and scurry along, moving their desks into their level groups. It reminds me of an elementary ROTC school.

They call them “model schools” and last month, I got to attend an open observation of one. What’s a model school? Until now, I’d only heard about the mystique of them:

• Korean teachers who enter endless contests to bolster their point value by taking additional training workshops, employing innovative classroom techniques and are awarded excellence in their styles of teaching…