Thank you everyone for yesterday, it was fantastic to be back here! And a special big thank you to everyone who asked requests and all those amazing questions. I hope I managed to answer most of them for you.
Of course you can also email me with any follow up questions – especially those of you who are just starting your own schools – and I’ll actually be back in Fukuoka at the ACET teachers meeting next Sunday afternoon 13th April (Amikas Bld (Takamiya station) So do pop along if you want to ask more questions or learn some great new ideas from all the amazing teachers there.
Ok, here’s what we did yesterday:
Pre-Class activity: an activity on the board before class starts saves you weeks of class time over the year.
The Agreement: to get *everyone* participating!
Curriculum efficiency & the top 100 words of English (I’ll blog about this soon!): Teach in sentences to cover grammar & the most common English words.
Then it was lunchtime!
After lunch the the most popular request was Start your own school & get more students than you can imagine! – remember, your competition isn’t the cram schools, they sell a totally different product, your competition is the government schools and they are doing a terrible job, parents are crying out for amazing teachers like yourself. They just don’t know you are out there yet – follow the tips and they will! 日本語版はこちら
Then everyone wanted to go through Genki Phonics.
Wow, now that was a lot! I hope your heads weren’t exploding too much, and thank you to everyone who came from Nagoya, Osaka, Nagasaki and Kagoshima – I hope you had a safe journey home!
As I say I’ll be back in Fukuoka next Sunday at the ACET teachers meeting (not presenting, I just go to learn new things myself!) and I’ll also be around the city Starbucks doing computer work for the next few weeks if there’s any other help you need!