Life in Japan · 13. February 2019
Dave and I went to the wake of our dear friend, Seiji Nakayama yesterday. He died aged 47, saving his and another child from a river. He was a great guy. Loved by everyone. Unfortunately, we don't think the wake did him justice. 500 people came to pay their respects, but only 20 could fit into the tiny room. Everyone else crowded on the stairs or huddled in their hundreds
Teacher Tips · 06. February 2019
At Brown, I filled my schedule with classes from teachers that were known to be great teachers. It didn’t matter WHAT they taught. If they got rave reviews from previous students, I signed up to their lessons. And I learned so much. A good teacher makes learning fun, challenging and advances their students far faster than average ones. What I learned in the actual lessons aside, the following is what I learned about teaching. 1. Keep S
Teacher Tips · 28. January 2019
Over the years, Dave and I have tried lots of things to make extra money. In addition to the obligatory halloween / christmas parties and summer camps, here are a few ideas we recommend: Pajama Parties: 5 - 10 kids. Make pizza / eat / play English games / watch an English movie / make pancakes / go to the park (weather permitting). These parties are nice because

My English Book and Me Tips · 24. January 2019
My English Book and Me 5 and 6 (the purple and red texts) to be re-named My English Book and Me: Elementary 3 and 4 1. About the Texts My English Book and Me 5 and 6 teach blends, vocabulary, grammar, conversation, questions and answers. 2. Homework: Teachers will fold pages in half and write the date on them. This is the homework. It is usually 2 pages. 3. How to do the homework: A. By this age
My English Book and Me Tips · 23. January 2019
My English Book and Me 4 (the green texts) to be re-named My English Book and Me: Elementary 2 1. About the Texts My English Book and Me 4 teach CVC phonics, longer words and conversational English. 2. Homework: Teachers will fold pages in half and write the date on them. This is the homework.
My English Book and Me Tips · 21. January 2019
1、テキストについて My English Book and Me: Elementary 1 Class Book and Home BookはABCフォニックス(アルファベットの基本の音と文字の音声学習)のテキストです。 フォニックスを学びながらたくさんの単語を学びます。また会話形式の質問と答えも学びます。 始めて英語を習う小学生と、My English Book and Me: Kindergarten 1と2を終えた幼稚園生がこのテキストを使います。 2、宿題 先生が宿題のページを半分に折って日付を書きます。折ってあるページが宿題です。 お子さんの年齢によって宿題の量は違います。 幼稚園生:1ページ、1~3年:2ページ、4~6年生:3~4ページまたはそれ以上 3、文字の練習のページ(アルファベットの書き順が載っているページ) A、テキストの上部のName・

日本語で · 21. January 2019
1、テキストについて My English Book and Me: Elementary 1 Class Book and Home BookはABCフォニックス(アルファベットの基本の音と文字の音声学習)のテキストです。 フォニックスを学びながらたくさんの単語を学びます。また会話形式の質問と答えも学びます。 始めて英語を習う小学生と、My English Book and Me: Kindergarten 1と2を終えた幼稚園生がこのテキストを使います。 2、宿題 先生が宿題のページを半分に折って日付を書きます。折ってあるページが宿題です。 お子さんの年齢によって宿題の量は違います。 幼稚園生:1ページ、1~3年:2ページ、4~6年生:3~4ページまたはそれ以上 3、文字の練習のページ(アルファベットの書き順が載っているページ) A、テキストの上部のName・

My English Book and Me Tips · 15. January 2019
1. About the Texts My English Book and Me: Elementary 1 Class Book and Home Book are ABC phonics texts. Children learn many new words as they learn phonics. Students also learn conversational questions and answers. We use My English and Me: Elementary 1 with ANY beginning elementary student (be they 5th graders or 1st graders). And with high level kindergarten students who have finished My English Book and Me: Kindergarten 1 and 2. 2. Homework: Teachers will fold pages in h

My English Book and Me Tips · 10. January 2019
My English Book and Me: Kindergarten 1 and 2 (the pink and orange texts) About the texts: My English Book and Me: Kindergarten 1 and 2 are black and white picture dictionaries. Students learn lots of vocabulary and simple questions and answers. In class we study the vocabulary, questions, answers and phonics.

日本語で · 10. January 2019
My English Book and Me:Kindergarten 1 and 2 (ピンクとオレンジのテキスト) (1) このテキストは My English Book and Me:Kindergarten 1 and 2は白黒のピクチャーディクショナリー(絵で単語を理解する本)で、語彙を増やし簡単な会話も学べます。レッスンでは単語・英語での質問や答え・フォニックス(発音と文字の音声学習)を学びます。

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