One of the most fascinating cultural differences in Korea is how the incredible importance of saving face affects everyone. If you put your Korean co-teacher or co-worker is in a position where he or she gets self-conscious or looks stupid, this person will vary their interaction with you. This costs teaching in schools in Busan, Seoul or any other city on the peninsula, to see this article carefully.
If you embarrass your Korean English teaching co-teacher a couple of times you’re fine, but let’s say you get sick and cancel classes on short notice non-stop for 2 weeks. You then have a problem you’ll need to address to make things 해운대룸 right again. Typically, co-teachers understand that you are living in a country where the language, people and customs are so new to you that even with you’ve been living in say Seoul for example, you’re still new to many things like trojans.
Always make sure you protect the public images of your co-teachers in front of their students, especially in class and especially if you are teaching in a public school where the students are more than 12. Students from middle school and public school can think on their own and draw their own a conclusion. Also, they’ll go home and tell their parents as to what happened. They can make your co-teacher the joking stock of the school, all because you might have said or did something you didn’t know might lead to problems.
Keep in mind also that your co-teachers see their students 2-3 more times per week and they know very well what the students say if they chat. Your Korean co-teachers are ten times more vulnerable than you are when it comes to “the talk going around the schools” in Seoul, Busan, Suwon, etc.
If you want to have fun teaching avoiding making encounters with your co-teachers (especially in class) awkward you should always put your co-teachers first. Say your co-teacher is late for class, so you may begin teaching without her, which is fine. In their absence you make an innocent and harmless comment to the students about your teacher not being there. When your teacher does arrive it’s already very awkward for her to be late.
Now if in addition to arriving late a student shouts “Hey teacher! Mr. Daniel was saying all kinds of reasons for you! inch and everyone laughters: you’ve just put your students first at the expense of your co-teacher.
Your co-teachers will resent you for the lack of trust in not keeping their personal affairs to yourself, regardless of what you said.
Always show more favor toward your co-teacher than you do toward your students, even if you’re doing it in a joshing way. You need to be careful what you say to students about teachers because they’re always looking for chat to pass around to one another about their teachers.
It’s like Danny Fischer in a Stone for Danny Fischer, even though his gym teacher is spending a lot of additional time training him to be a better boxer, he still cannot resist the provocation to meddle in the guy’s personal affairs so he can find out something bad about the gym teacher. No matter how many forfeit your co-teachers make, students will be buying a way to laugh at them behind their backs and meddle in their personal affairs.
Some ways you can save the public image of your co-teacher is by joking facing your students. NEVER make a ruse or put your co-teacher in an awkward position in class, especially when you’ll be siding with the students. This doesn’t mean you should treat your co-teachers like $750 Chrystal goblets, but keep in mind that how they are perceived to the students is essential to them, because image is important to everyone Koreans, especially those living in South Korea.