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Sunday, September 30, 2007

Saturday FTW!......again




















Once again, Saturday proves to be the strongest day! Even with the "sports festivals" depleting the ranks it was still a good day.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Halloween HORROR!!!!





















































The Horror is so horrible it's.....HORRIFYING!!!!

Ohhhh!! The kids are going to have a lot of fun or maybe the trauma will be so bad they will carry the mental scars till the day they die?....hmmm

anyway, see you at the party...or.... be forever cursed so bad that your life is a facade, a shell, designed to hide the horror that is your life, a pathetic existence waiting to be mercifully extinguished.

Unless you have a good excuse....in that case the curse is lifted....carry on!





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Tags: English Conversation School, English teacher in Japan, Halloween Party, Greatest teacher in the World, Yes I am better than you,

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Next up......Kanye West



















Well, I was going to do Jlo but since Kanye has the biggest selling CD right now in America and he is an influential performer/producer it seems like the obvious choice.

They will study him and the lyrics for his new track and video "Good Life". I think the students really enjoy this type of studying and it keeps them motivated.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Saturday FTW!!























Saturday wins again!!

We have a little more to go with Beyonce and then its on to JLo. The students are all doing great and the pressure is on me to keep challenging them and pushing them.

Some of these students are going to be using English to enhance their lives....no doubt!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Lotta Coffee



















Ordered some coffee for my adult students...about 23Kilo and ended up paying 110.00 U.S. just for shipping..OUCH!!!
Next time I'll order a pallet 4x and save on the shipping costs.

Meanwhile....

The Halloween party is looking to be quite the scare-fest! The U.S. Holiday season is THE best time to be an English Conversation teacher in Japan.






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Tags: English Conversation School, English teacher in Japan, Halloween Party, Greatest teacher in the World, Yes I am better than you,

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Like Ice Cube Said,
















"Today was a good day"

All classes moving along nicely.

Also...
Paper Mache' is harder to work with than I remember.....in elementary school!
But I'm workin on it. The 5 severed and horrifying heads project is still a "go"






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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Dangling severed heads!!



















This is the beginning of my "5 severed and dangling horrifically mutilated heads" project.
I'm going to hang them outside the entrance to my school and see how many young students refuse to enter. I'm thinking quite a few.

Oh well....just sharing the culture.

Halloween!! Wooooot!!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Halloween Party V3 Edition



















Well these are a few things made last year using cardboard...mostly.
This year will be paper mache' and black plastic strobe and black lights.
I hope to make this Halloween party as emotionally scarring and mentally traumatizing as I possibly can. With a little bit of help from my friends of course!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Another week that flew by





















Saturday FTW.....again!!

I will start really preparing for the Halloween party from tomorrow. Lots to do but its a ton of fun. I will enjoy it even more than last year.





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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Another good day of classes






















Another week is flying by. The 4pm girls class is doing very good. The youngest girl Yu is amazing. She is 6 but she hangs with the 8yr olds no sweat. Anyone who has taught knows there is a big difference between those 2 ages. I usually don't accept kids before they have started Elementary school because of my sit down style of teaching. Kids who cannot focus get washed out of here pretty quick! But this girl is hangin'....I'm pleased and surprised. I wish I had 20 more like her.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Firing on all cylinders (Almost)




















The top pic is of the latest advanced J.H. lesson. Luckily CD-RW's are cheap enough now, to buy for all the advanced J.H. students. Instead of some random story CD they can follow along to a song that is "now" and "current" which means they might hear it on the radio which in my book means its practical and fun AND educational.

Asuka actually translated the song into Japanese to help her understand its meaning. THAT'S why she's top, because she does extra. All my best students are like that.

So yeah...
Another good week keeps rollin'.




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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Japan is on it!


















When it comes to Internet shopping, nobody has better service than Japan! I ordered something from Tokyo yesterday via normal delivery and I got it in 20hrs!! I gotta say these guys are pros!! The people at soundhouse.co.jp are the bomb!!

I ordered this for my Halloween party and was shocked to see what I got. This thing IS DJ quality like advertised and it is huge!! I could use it in an auditorium it is so big. The kids and adults are going to trip when they see this. My Halloween party just got alot better!!

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Best week ever






















I have the best conversation School in Japan! I'm just the captain of the ship, it is the quality of the students I have that make it great. I thank god I stuck to my guns at the beginning when people said "rejecting students will damage your schools reputation".
Yeah....riiiiight!!

I have the best school BECAUSE I did that.

Meanwhile...I got alot of ideas for the Halloween party so I am getting very excited right about now. Cannot wait for the holidays to start.





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Friday, September 7, 2007

Homestay Girls.

















These two just returned from one month home stays in America and Canada. Today they gave me some souvenirs and showed me pictures from their trips. They are VERY smart and I'm glad they are back safe and sound.








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Thursday, September 6, 2007

State of the Blog report.




















I have decided to bring a little more focus to the blog. I will follow 5 or 6 classes and follow along as they learn with a little about what is being taught and how its going.
It will make it easier to make and follow. Some students don't like pics so they can't be on the blog anyway. The classes I will follow like the fact that they can see themselves on the Internet and their parents can get their only peak since I do not do open classes.

I taught "Go Fish" to the class pictured but instead of reading the cards they just have to say "Name, do you have this card"? Yes I do...here you go etc...after they are comfortable with the game then I will require they read the card out loud without showing it. (the way it is supposed to be played). They can read words but in phrases and sentences is right at the limit for 3 of the 6. They are between 5 and 8yrs old.







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Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Is today really Wednesday?





















Is it really Wednesday.... cuz it sure felt like Saturday? These kids are doing great.
Meanwhile I cut, laminated, and re-cut about 200 Fall themed cards today. 4 of each so we could play "Go fish!" It worked out good. I'm so smart I scare myself sometimes.....stop laughing!! no seriously....stop laughing.
Meanwhile...
I love this time of year!!!






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Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Exploding brains!!!!

















2 of today's 6 classes started level-up lessons. I could swear I heard their brains frying. In a few weeks they will be just fine.






Halloween is coming soon!!



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Saturday, September 1, 2007

a.k.a. "The Dream Class"
















(Potential)


Having possibility, capability, or power.


This class meets the definition alright. With Chiharu (the best student from her other class) now joining my best class....This has become a teachers dream. They are going to become a "measuring stick" that others will be compared to. If anyone says my teaching is too hard I'll point them towards this class and tell them to have a nice day.
September is here!!! Woo hoo!!

Halloween is coming soon!!



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