Tag Archives: Teaching

Teaching: Mission Impossible

by Kim ‘Possible’ Morris “Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing.” With Thomas … Continue reading

Posted in Archives, The Lucky Island, Japan, Newsletters | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Teaching: Mission Impossible

The Plight of the Disappearing Turtle

by Elie Vogel As the turtle’s head, arms, tail, and shell slowly disappeared, a dozen 6-7 year old children sit weeping while an elder Japanese lady laughs to her heart’s content. If this scene sounds strange, it’s because it truly … Continue reading

Posted in Archives, The Lucky Island, Culture, Japan, Newsletters | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on The Plight of the Disappearing Turtle

The Ideal ALT

a joint article by Felicity Kerkham, Tana Espinoza, and Andy Huang Ever wondered what your JTE/HRT really wants from you? Three ALTs (Elementary, Junior High and Senior High School) asked some of their teachers and here are their – sometimes surprising – … Continue reading

Posted in Lifestyle, Culture, Japan | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on The Ideal ALT

Those first terrifying steps

When I first walked into that classroom of twenty-eight students I knew instantly that I was not properly prepared for what was to come. I was fresh out of university and, like many of you, not from a teaching background. … Continue reading

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Those first terrifying steps

Hai Sensei!

Have you ever seen Dead Poets Society? I’m sure that most of you have, but if you haven’t, it is worth a watch. In the movie a teacher, Mr. Keating, inspires a group of young men. Mr. Keating is a … Continue reading

Posted in News | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Hai Sensei!