As a final major piece of advice for incoming JETs, I want to harp on something that is undoubtedly something you’ve likely heard before, but I think it’s worth reiterating: Use Your Resources. There are numerous resources- specifically people- available to you, which is helpful to remind yourself on the days that you inevitably hit the … [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!
Of course to follow up my last post on Graduation, the inevitable end of the school year was soon to follow. For me it almost seemed to end abruptly and at the same time mundanely. I had taken some time off near the end of the school year due to having visitors (more on that … [Read more…]
March in Japan means the end of the school year and changes on the horizon, and of course along with that comes sotsugyo: graduation. Since I teach at both a kindergarten and Junior High School, I was able to see two graduations, and all the pomp and circumstance (minus the actual song) that comes along … [Read more…]