10 Life Lessons I’ve Learned While Teaching Abroad

This article was originally published by Jenna Longoria on the Thought Catalog. As a traveling teacher, I have spent the past 4 years of my life growing physically, mentally, and spiritually. I am constantly learning, and being tested by the beautiful challenges that life catapults my way. I have lived in the same neighborhood as drug dealers in […]

The Life of a Taiwanese Student

These precious kiddos aren’t just adorable, but they are also the reason why thousands of westerners have jobs in Taiwan. Buxibans (cram schools) are located on every corner in Taiwan, and I would safely bet there are as many buxibans as 7-11s. A common day for a Taiwanese student consists of 6 hours in a […]

Happy Easter From the Kiddos!

Hoppy Easter (haha couldn’t resist myself) from my kiddos in Taiwan!

My McDonald’s Nightmare

Two weeks ago, I interviewed for a position to teach a toddler class in the evenings, and what I found upon arrival was unexpected, and extremely disturbing. At first, I was greeted by McDonald’s images plastered on the walls. After introducing herself, the owner of the school asked me to teach the kids fast food […]

Merry Christmas From Taiwan!

It’s my first Christmas away from home, but how could I be sad when I’m  surrounded by these cute faces? Merry Christmas y’all!! Jenna

Jingle Bells Jingle Bells

Hey folks! Hope your month has been filled with all things Christmassy, Hanukkahy, Kwanzaliciousy, etc…. I apologize for slacking on the blog this week (and probably next), but my days have been filled with preparing for my school’s Christmas show. Which means “Jingle Bells” on repeat, singing and dancing to “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” […]

Happy Halloween From The World’s Cutest Pumpkin

Just when I thought this kid couldn’t get any cuter, his mom goes ahead and sends him to school dressed like this. I die. Happy Halloween!

Ameeeerica. F**K Yeah?

This week, we’ve been learning about the good ole’ U.S. of A in my kindergarten class. It’s been a fun week filled with painting flags and creating crafts which I have hand selected as representing my home country. That the government has shut down this week, is an irony that has not been lost on […]

Why You Shouldn’t Name Your Kid Captain Hook

There have been many social experiments on the power of a name, and in a nutshell, many have concluded that a name has the capability to set one up for failure or success. I’m not agreeing or disagreeing with this, but I do know that naming your child Captain Hook is probably not the best […]

Today I Ate a Rainbow

#realfood #healthyhabits #kindergarten #rainbowfoods