My co-teacher informed me today that all GETs, and teachers in general in
, have to submit a video of a lesson to the Department of Education for evaluation. The criteria stipulate that 70% of the evaluation is based on the interaction between the GET and the Korean co-teacher during the lesson; the remaining 30% is based on the written lesson plan that has to be submitted with the video. Korea
The irony of the situation is that, while I have a good working relationship with both of my co-teachers, I usually end up teaching my classes alone since my co-teachers have so much other work to do. That doesn’t mean my lessons are less successful than those of GETs whose co-teachers are in the class during the lessons; we’re simply honest about the fact that if, as a native speaker, we can’t handle an English conversation class of 10 – 12 students alone, we probably shouldn’t be here.
I’m reminded by NZ1 that, in
, how things look is more important than anything else. As long as the lesson looks successful and there seems to be great co-operation between myself and my co-teacher. Besides, I had a student ask a question in class today; how hard can this be? Korea