Tuesday, April 6, 2010

This year's goal

First day (in the new school year) back at Kirita. Kocho-sensei (principal) has requested that my JTE (Japanese teacher of English) and I work towards reaching a 50/50 split in terms of teaching (being the "main").

I really do have the "dream" placement for a JET. ^__^

(With this development, I'm tempted to start thinking about a fifth year--and my fourth hasn't even started yet!)

It's exciting, but also a little intimidating. I admit that I've developed a bad habit of using far too much Japanese with students (because it's so much faster/easier to explain in Japanese), but Kocho-sensei really wants me to do my best to use only English, particularly during extra English (自主学習). @_@;;

So my goal for this year is to revert a little to my first year self and to use 85-90% English, and only 10-15% Japanese. (100% English would be ideal, but I don't think that's realistic, so...)