October 7, 2013
Just wanted to add that coming up this month I and my colleauges of the English teacher training division for the Kanagawa Institute of Language and Culture (神奈川県国際言語文化アカデミアの外国語にかかる教員研修事業. will be giving a forum on our Advanced Leader Teacher program at this coming JALT conference at the Kobe Convention Center, Portopia, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan October 25th – 28th, 2013
The title of the presentation: A Voyage of Reflective Teaching
The Advanced program gathers 20 English teachers who teach in high schools in Kanagawa, supporting them in action research and professional development in order to create “leader teachers” who will be the hub of change and professional development in their schools.
This program has entered its third year and we will present the changes we have noticed in our participants and the process in promoting that change.
Our presentation will be on Monday October 28th, 10:10-11:40 in room 407 at the convention.
For more information:
The presentation abstract:http://jalt.org/2013/abstract.php?p=71
Jalt2013 information (in English and Japanese) http://jalt.org/conference
Our institute (in Japanese) :http://www.pref.kanagawa.jp/cnt/f7807/
Our program (in Japanese) http://www.pref.kanagawa.jp/cnt/f440038/
(in English) http://group14teachers.renshuishere.com/
November 5, 2013
October 11, 2013
For those who want a video tour of the site by the creator himself. Look no further. Enjoy and learn!
why [has] technology, to date, had very little impact on improved learning outcomes? This could be because we continue to use technology to reinforce 19th century teaching practice to meet out-dated assessment models. Most of the world’s curriculum and assessment systems are based around fact recall rather than actually demonstrating that you have learned something and can deploy it within a problem-solving situation.
See on www.wise-qatar.org
June 27, 2013
English is full of traps, even for native speakers. Fall into one of them, and most people won’t notice or care if it is spoken English. In writing though, especially when you sit for exams, things are more complicated.
See on www.teachers-corner.co.uk
May 7, 2013
Dear teachers, bloggers and everyone else who have been following me.
First I want to say that your support is appreciated, and not in a small way too. It feels good to offer something to others and while I do not really know. (except for those who comment and the stats) who reads what I write, I still appreciate it.
As you may have noticed, I have not been updating this blog as much as I would like, but please stay tuned. The magic will come.
For the most part I have been building a website for my work actually, and this time a portal site via Joomla. If you ever find yourself building a website with this content management service ,then by all means check out this video. It has helped me immenselyBuild a Joomla Site in One Hour with iLoveWebDev
But the hard work pays off in the end. For those interested in teaching English in Japan, especially in the Kanagawa prefecture, I have built a site for those looking for support. Please click here to see and if you are a teacher in elementary school, junior high or high school, please feel free.