Welcome to Expacked (Issue #44)
Well, the biggest news out at the moment is the temporary closure of several schools due to swine flu outbreaks. I have included the story where doctors are recommending to the Government that every school should be closing to slow the spread of the flu (Doctors Propose 2-Week Shutdown for Schools). Brian has also written about this in more detail in his post “Hagwon, more public schools, to close?”.
The new website design is starting to take shape and I hope you like the new look. As mentioned last week, easy access to the newsletter and the ability to share the stories has been the main features I have improved on.
You can now subscribe to this weekly newsletter by clicking on either the new email or RSS subscription options.
Whether you want to receive Expacked via Email or through your RSS reader (eg Google Reader), both options will send you the complete weekly newsletter every Thursday.
They are, of course, easy to unsubscribe from as well, if ever you move on from teaching or want a break from the weekly news.
These buttons will always be on the right-had-side, however I have also attached them below and you can click on them directly to subscribe:
|Email Subscribe||RSS Subscribe|
I will also be slowly moving all my current email subscribers onto the new email system as well.
At the end of each news story I also have a button to allow you to easily share the story with friends. To share the story, just click the button and it will give you a wide range of sharing options for sites like Facebook, Twitter, FriendFeed, etc.
Here’s the stories making the news this week:
- Doctors Propose 2-Week Shutdown for Schools
- ATEK Press: (1) Teacher in Need; (2) Rising Foreign Sex Crime Rate Does Not Implicate Teachers
- Halloween Madness All Around Seoul
- Applying For GEPIK 2010
- Middle School Students Become ‘Chattier,’ Rely More on Hagwon
- KOTESOL Conference 2009
- School Discipline Goes into Tailspin
- Fate of Elite Schools
- Jokes: Arm Socks (ROKetship) and Be Careful What You Wish For
Feel free to comment on any of the stories and make use of the easy sharing options available – in just a few quick clicks you can share any of these stories to all your teaching mates in Korea.
I hope you enjoy the read and, of course, have a good laugh at this week’s jokes at the end.