I've been teaching in Japan for 15 years (primarily English, but I have taught the odd Math, Science, Social Studies and cooking classes as well). 10 years (and counting) teaching public elementary school as well as several years in conversation school (ages 2~79) prior to that.
Shoot for the middle, then raise the bar. Every class has star students and those who need to bear down. I target my lessons for the middle, call on the stars to volunteer and assist those who need extra help, ensuring the class progresses as a whole. Everyone gets a chance to shine and learn something new.
2014 IB Japan Teacher of the Year
BA - English Literature, minor in Comp. Sci - University of Saskatchewan TEFL course self-taught graphic designer
Ex-pat Canadian, living in Japan since 2002. I love geeky things to the delight of my daughter and the chagrin of my wife. Hobbies include cooking, camping and computers and more recently, boardgaming.
English Language Arts, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Numbers, Social Studies - History, World Language, Japanese, Arts & Music, Other (Arts), EFL - ESL - ELD, Other, Geography, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, For All Subjects, Phonics