When I was deciding whether to accept my placement on the JET Programme, these words repeated in my head over and over again: “If not now, when?” It was that question that made it obvious that I was going to accept. It is that question that continued to play in my head when new opportunities … [Read more…]
Another late post, but I really wanted to write about this as it was a notable experience and a cultural piece of my time and work here that I couldn’t forgo mentioning. As I mentioned in my post about graduation ceremonies in Japan, the Japanese school year ends in March and begins in April. With any beginning or end, there … [Read more…]
I noticed this post sitting in my draft box, finished but for whatever reason never published. So here’s a throw back to November, and one of the most enjoyable parts of my job as an ALT- Speech Contest!
Friday was the first day I started teaching at the pre-k and kindergarten. I have been looking forward to working with the little ones since I heard that I had a placement there and couldn’t wait to be able to go there. Kindergarten in Kamogata started this week, so finally I got to be around … [Read more…]
Ok, so maybe 300 is a hyperbole, but this “first day of school” is definitely among many, although it is my first day of school in a foreign country! I started at my school (aka work) last week, but yesterday marked the first day of second term for the students. Japan starts and ends their … [Read more…]