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ALT Fashion Guide

November 5, 2010 | Teaching | 1 Comment

ALTs in Japan come from a wide range of countries, have a wide range of personalities and do a wide range of jobs.  You may say that this leads to a fascinating group of people that can teach Japan so much and also learn a great deal from each other.  What is perhaps far more profound, interesting and relevant to society at large is that these factors lead to a hugely diverse fashion sense, even within the ALT workplace. (more…)

This is Halloween

September 29, 2010 | Teaching | No Comments

Halloween is upon us — that spooky mysterious holiday that the Japanese people know nearly nothing about.  The trees in Gunma will begin to change colours, and there is a cool crisp feeling in the air – a reminder that winter is drawing near and our towns will soon be covered in a blanket of snow. (more…)

Easy Peasy Games for Elementary

April 15, 2010 | Teaching | 1 Comment

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I was excited to be teaching at Junior High School when I arrived in Japan a year and a half ago, but more than a little anxious about Elementary School. It turned out that all my worst fears were true: I would get no supplies, no help, no plan and no ideas from the Elementary school teachers. Even worse, the students came into the desk-free English classroom without even so much as a pencil. (more…)