2012年4月12日木曜日

Dear Teacher...

April is the beginning of the school year in Japan.

That means a new school year in the English school as well.

New students by the dozen with new classes and kids who've changed classes into my classes and all sorts.

And the mind boggling Japanese equivalent of teaching a Jamie, a Janie, a Jane a James and a J'aime for good measure. My head is swimming!

I am slowly getting there remembering most kid's names and keeping meticulous records just in case but have been feeling like I haven't got my teaching groove yet though.... Not teaching to my satisfaction anyway...

And then I got this letter and a bunch of wildflowers (isn't that the nice word for weeds?) from one of my newest students:



It says 'Teacher thank you. I really like you.' and has some coloured in paper cutouts attached to the paper with so much stickytape I think it's probably waterproof. Isn't that sweet?

I got a real kick out of it and it gave me a boost that maybe I'm not doing so bad after all huh?

If only I could keep my Jamie's and Janie's straight.... @_@

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jojoebi さんのコメント...

my cunning name learning technique... at the start of the school year I would make a tree out of paper to stick on the wall - a BIG tree. Then the first class I would take a photo of each kid the following lesson I would get the kids to stick their photo on a leaf shaped piece of paper and write their name, age and something they like (with adults I would get them to write their job too). Then stick the leaves to the tree. Then, during class time I I forgot a name I would wander over to the tree and have a quick look - with my terrible record for remember names it was a god send!