Twinkle in the Eye
Updated: Jul 31, 2019
Have you ever come into a classroom and wondered, "Why in the world am I here?" I have. The students have.
And we all hate it.
Twinkle is a community whose goal is to have students who are never placed in a situation where they end up asking that sort of question. It is a family run business where each employee can voice his or her opinion, explain their teaching philosophies, and adapt the materials to suit the needs and interests of their students.
Now don't get me wrong, not everything is easy, or perfect. Teaching can be exhausting and stressful, but it will always be an education. The students at Twinkle will surprise you at every turn with how well they understand and can explain how society is not always fair after reading Holes, or how they prefer to find the answer to which way water flows from their textbook rather than thinking about it and realizing that gravity indicates it must travel downwards.
The point is, you will be learning how to react and adapt to these situations since every students, and therefore every class, will be different even if you are teaching the exact same lesson. That's any teaching job. But at Twinkle you will have a community to support your growth. To help both yourself and your students learn how to think in any situation and communicate with various people.
South Korea has countless hagwons or academies. Twinkle is just one of them. But Twinkle is different. It focuses on creativity.
On reading about lonely dragons or clever foxes.
On writing stories about waking up as a bug one day.
On understanding how the world works both socially and scientifically.
On having a child leave a classroom with a twinkle in his or her eye.