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Week off

Here in Japan there is a chain of second hand shops that all have the word “off” in their names. Thus we have “Book Off” and “Hard Off”. Next week is week off for me. I have finally got clear of the October meetings and next week will be a well needed period of consolidation and planning.

Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the October meetings. We had some good presentations and a really good vibe on all three days. The only thing is, they are tiring, especially held on Wednesday and Friday, my manic “go and help my wife teach for four hours after work” days!

So we got home about 11pm tonight, flushed with ideas on how to improve Cambridge English. We’re going to get a sign for the Shiogama classroom, and I had some ideas on how to improve our elementary and junior high curriculums. We’re also going to have a special meeting with the parents once a year where I will run through our philosophy, materials, and methods. Hopefully that will get us more students…

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Old stomping ground

Finally managed to meet up with a really cool teacher I used to work with at one of my previous schools today. It had been about a year and a half, but luckily nothing really seems to have changed so I spent a good couple of hours chatting to her…

I am really looking forward to getting out of the kencho and back into a school!

In other news the last October meeting is tomorrow, then I get a week of sanity before the next set of meetings begins.

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Try again: Reboot: Reload

Okay, I’m going to try this blog thing again…

Think I managed five posts over nine months on the first one 😉