Friday, August 26, 2005

Ave, Adam!

Adam Yoshida (not the frothing rightie) has a great post on teaching and teachers. One notable quotable:

Teaching such young children is a greater responsibility than I had ever imagined, and it was only after I taught for three years in Japan that I was able to fully appreciate the education that I [received] growing up. Good teachers are [arguably] the most under-appreciated members in society.

Go read the post here.



Anonymous said...

Thanks for the clarification. I'm sure it was for me!


Anonymous said...

Kevin, thanks for the shoutout. From reading your posts on how you teach your classes, it seems that we share a common interest in finding unconventional ways to reach students. Over here, gaijin "clowns" and people trying to make money constitute the majority of AETs- must be the same over there as well.

So it is refreshing to hear that other people are designing intelligent curricula and actually challenging their students in ways that may be foreign to them. It sounds like your classes are a lot of fun for the students, and it looks like your hard work is being justly rewarded in the form of student motivation and interest. Teaching English through drama sounds like a class I'd like a shot at, but I know you must work your ass off in order to get things just the way you want them. Keep up the good work.