Thank you to everyone who came to this weekend’s amazing workshops in Tokyo and Okazaki – you were all fantastic!
The Tokyo one was particular crazy with 80 very, very genki teachers – and “aspiring” teachers – which was pretty cool.
Although at one point I did have to break out all my regular discipline techniques to keep them under control – no, you can’t just break out into chats and selfies in my workshops! 🙂
Here’s a little of what we did…
Disco Warm up – to get everyone genki
The Agreement– we all listen and work as a team.
Genki English Rules (check out the video)
Michel Thomas and accelerated learning. ( I also have a video coming up soon on high pressure learning)
Top 100 words in English & Efficiency -> Hence why we always teach in sentences.
And remember the Diamonds not coal.
As everyone was so good we did the When is your birthday? song – which is a total riot, I so should have videoed the reaction to it! 🙂
After lunch ….
We started off with a little about the “Grow (or start) your own school” coaching program – and congratulations to those of you who joined us this weekend! ( I did just open it up for a couple of people even though it’s actually closed!)
In the afternoon I dropped it down a bit as we had so many attendees who’ve never actually taught yet (they are wanting to learn and get qualified first) and they were feeling quite overwhelmed already so I slowed it down with …
Ninja Tip: Notice the positive endings in all these songs, that’s how we have the kids going home with such positive energy!
And as a special request the Thank you song to finish with.
That was a long two days, and once everyone knew what was expected of them it was amazing and we actually finished both days early – which is very rare!
Then I just totally crashed out! Luckily a very nice dinner with everyone woke me back up and for the first time in ages I went to karaoke. A very cool bunch of people.
And in Okazaki …..
Okazaki on Saturday was also fantastic, we went through a lot of the same content in the morning, then in the afternoon we ramped it up with
Discipline techniques – it’s a shame you didn’t see Tokyo, I actually had to use all these! 🙂
Workshop in your city?
Thank you to everyone there too – you were amazing as always!
And a huge thanks to Coffet for organising these workshops.
If any of you reading this would like to organize a workshop like this where you are, well these guys did it in just 8 weeks. And it was awesome!
So get your core group of teachers together and get in touch.
So a few more days in Tokyo, then next week is 5 city tour of Vietnam! Are you ready to start Hanoi?