Tag Archive: teaching

Tales from the 中学校…

So, I’ve been correcting compositions lately. My third-year students went on a school trip to Kyoto back in April, so each of them wrote me a letter about their most important memories. I… Continue reading

Where are the brakes on this thing?

The past few days have been really productive, albeit not as productive as they needed to be (are they ever?). Took care of a bunch of things I’ve been waiting months (and even… Continue reading

Graduation and other news…

Ok, there has been far far too much going on lately. In short, I was accepted to UCLA and the University of Washington, got some fabulous financial aid offers back, and of course,… Continue reading

You know it’s been a bad winter when…

The government wants to give it a name. The number of snow-related deaths (134) this season is the second-highest in the post-war era. Although I personally think that “Heisei 18 (2006) Heavy Snow”… Continue reading

Kristi goes manga…

So, the Japanese academic year begins in April and ends in March, which means that third-year junior high students are currently taking high school entrance exams and preparing for the exciting world of… Continue reading

Let the good times roll…

So, the last few days have been the happiest I’ve had here in Japan. Work is going *amazingly* well. I’m busy, I’m teaching a lot, planning tons of lessons, interacting with students verbally… Continue reading

Another Monday, Monday…

Went to Tagami Jr. High today, one of the “one-shot” schools that I only visit every two weeks. I generally enjoy this school. The two female teachers are great; one of them is… Continue reading

Normalcy

Had a rather nice day at school today. Taught three fairly successful third-year classes, with activities primarily prepared by myself. Even the petulant ones warmed up a little (I have a feeling they… Continue reading

Grad app extravaganza…

I finally made myself settle on a grad school list. The lucky contenders are: UC Berkeley, Princeton, Cornell, Harvard, UC San Diego, UCLA, University of Michigan, Columbia University, University of Chicago, University of… Continue reading

Back to Japan (mentally)

So, I’m pretty much back to my normal living-in-Japan routine–no more visitors for a while. Feels a little weird, but it’s also quite nice not to have to spend hours and hours on… Continue reading