Category Archives: Japan

Terrified Teachers

It always seems a little strange that many teachers refuse to do part of their job (teaching English) just because they don’t feel confident about it. If we all did that no one would ever do any job. After all you’ve got to start somewhere and a few butterflies never hurt anyone! So today was…

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Genki in Shikoku

Instead of being sponsored by a Board of Education or University, today we organised everything ourselves and it turned out really well with teachers from all over the country (some even taking overnight buses!) to get here. So thank you very much! We did have a lot of first time elementary school teachers so it…

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Genki at Setsunan University, Osaka

Today I was invited by Setsunan University in Osaka to give a one hour lecture and a two hour workshop to their teacher trainees and local elementary school teachers. In the event we had over 100 people, some coming from as far away as Shikoku and even Tokyo! In amongst all the motivation and talking…

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Genki in Nagoya (+Akita Details)

UPDATE:  All the workshops mentioned in this article have now finished – thank you to everyone who came!  To find out where I’ll be next, check out the schedule page here. =================================   Thank you to everyone who came to today’s full day 6 hour workshop in Nagoya! After 100 people yesterday (which I’ll blog…

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Okayama Pt.2 Public School is Dead

In the morning I had the fantastic kids show, then the teachers’ workshop… Rude beyond belief Over lunch things didn’t sound promising though. First of all a lecturer from one of the universities I’m presenting at in Summer had asked the school if she could attend. They agreed. I also needed to talk to her…

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Okayama Part 1 Superhero Video!

Today was a visit to Yumiko‘s school in the Okayama countryside. I gave them the discount rate and the PTA paid my expenses so the plan was a kids “Motivation Training” show in the morning and then a Teachers Workshop in the afternoon. Here’s how good Yumiko’s kids are! I often get emails from people…

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