Kindergarten Consult & Cold

Today was a bit different. We’d been asked to help out with a kindergarten that is designing an immersion programme. They have a good core curriculum established but are wanting some extra ideas to flesh things out. Although I studied English learning for very little kids for the Kids English series, and spent 3 years of school holidays teaching in kindergartens, it’s not exactly an area I know very much about. But I thought we’d try and help out. In the morning we were asked to look at some lessons and then in the afternoon to give some ideas. The morning lessons were OK and the teachers were very good and genki. What I then figured they needed would be more TPR, a good phonics programme, and some student centered learning activities . I think most of the teachers understood this already, so we just spent time going through the latter. But I suddenly became full of cold (again!!). So left a lot of it for Will to do, which was OK. He then got the train up to Iwate. Then in the evening I was out with the owners again, discussing how to implement some of the changes. Then an early night with lots of hot lemon.

Richard Graham

Hello, I'm Richard Graham. And when I was a kid I found school to be sooooo boring... So I transformed my way of teaching. I listened to what the kids were really wanting to say and taught it in ways they really wanted to learn. The results were magical. So I'm sharing it all with you now...