Lesson Three: Meet Your New Treasurer

Stand, sit, bow: it’s time to take your seats, everyone because class is in session!

Wednesday comes and it’s time to hit the books. So, let’s kick off our third lesson with Matthew Askett, our Treasurer for the 2018-2019 year.

Matt hails from Canada, and lives in Koriyama City, teaching by day and accounting by night.

…Okay, so that’s a bit of a joke: when Matt’s free, he’s out in the community. He’s work and play, and tries, like all of us, to keep it everything balanced on the daily. I’ve got high hopes for Matt this year, and I expect you do too. Be sure to check out his goals for his time as Treasurer on the Current Council page

It was interesting posing these questions to Matt. It’s my first time getting to know him, so let’s see what he’s about.

Q. If you could choose anyone, dead or alive, in Japan (Celebrity, friend, politician, historical figure, ect.) to team teach with for one day with, who would you choose and why?          

Matt: I would teach with Gekidan Hitori. It would be a lesson the kids would never forget.


Q. If you could have any superpower, what would it be and how would it help you in the classroom?         

Matt: The ability to make copies of myself. There’s too many times I’ve needed 10 of me in the classroom.


Q. Which Pokémon best represents your teaching style and why?  

  Matt: I know Pikachu. Is that a good answer?


Q. What’s the one thing (item, a snack, ect.) you think every ALT needs to have to have a successful class?            

Matt: A generic backup lesson/activity.


Q. What’s your favorite music to lesson plan to?  

Matt: The sound of silence.

We’ve certainly got a one of a kind guy on the council this year. You can contact Matthew directly via his email finances@fujet.org.

You know, they say that the third lesson’s when you really get into the swing of things, so I hope you’re ready for your fourth. (Not sure who this “they” is, but… it sounds good, right? Right!)

Be sure to meet back here on Friday, June 1 with your notebooks in hand for more FuJET Council 101! Still no quiz at the end, but… well, you never know. Stay on your toes!

Stand, bow, and see you later: class dismissed!