It’s already time for another English wall! I put this up about a week ago. I wanted to express the warmth of Thanksgiving while avoiding fraught Thanksgiving history. (Going into that a little bit with some of my 3-nen presentations.) Luckily, there’s plenty of food to talk about! I think the idea of reflecting on … More Thanksgiving English board
Wow it’s been a while! I’ve busy with ballet and social obligations (and, who I am I kidding, Netflix). Over summer vacation I started a monthly English board, so I want to share it here. I’d been hoping to make an English board for a while, but I wasn’t sure where to put it or … More Halloween English board
I have an article on page 53 of this month’s Connect magazine! It’s about steps that have helped me connect with my students despite the language barrier. It’s a constant learning process, so if you have your own tips and experiences, I hope you’ll share them with me in the comments! View the issue here: http://ajet.net/downloads/connect/2016/ajet-connect-oct-2016.pdf
A few days ago one of my students made this awesome origami city! She spent most of English class stealth-folding little houses under her desk. She is my new hero.
Since the Japanese school year recently ended, I wanted to share this sweet graduation tradition that I saw at both of my junior high schools. The third-year students band together and make a mystery mural to hang in the gym for their ceremony. The students are given stacks of 8.5 x 11 papers covered with … More Graduation murals