August 28, 2018

Appearing professional in Japan: Beards and Tattoos

You may have heard that Japan isn’t the most accepting place for people with tattoos and beards. What is considered fashionable and pretty common in western […]
August 18, 2018

Staying Focused and Motivated During Your Teaching Downtime

Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, your settling into your new teaching job. The honeymoon excitement of learning the ropes and consolidating the schedule details is drawing to a […]
July 5, 2018
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Putting The Spark Back in Your English Classroom

It’s the end of the weekend, and once again you have a whole working week ahead of you. Maybe you’re wondering how Monday comes around so […]
June 25, 2018

Teaching Outside The Classroom – School Trips

“How do I keep an eye on ten children at a time?” “I struggle to navigate through trains on my own – let alone with kids!” […]
May 26, 2018

Moving from ALT to University Teacher in Japan

When I left Japan in 2010 after two years of being on the JET Programme, I never thought that five years later I’d be back working […]
September 26, 2017

Which Job is Right For Me: Kindergarten, Elementary, Jr High, High School or University?

Getting a teaching job in Japan isn’t just about picking the first place that pays a decent salary. If you follow that logic, you’ll probably end […]
July 7, 2017

Technology in the English Classroom

In most schools, technology in English classrooms in Japan is not employed properly to help students stay engaged and interested in the topic. Japan is well […]