It seems quite fitting that I began this year in the Hamilton Hotel in Nagoya (a great place and not too pricey) and now with just one week to go, I’m back.

Today we had a presentation for Nellie’s Bookstore. It was also very interesting to see other presenters stealing out jokes…hmmm. Our presentation was last in the day so I had to find some way of making it different from the others (apart from the obvious “genki” factor), so decided the do the “Where are you from?” theme. Of course one of the main aims of this theme is to show people that you don’t judge people by their skin colour or their face. But these teachers just did not get it! As one of the non-Japanese people said “what they saw today was the most important thing they’ve ever heard. But they’re just not ready.”

In the evening it was the Outback Steakhouse again.

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...