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Travel Guides

When we travel in a foreign country, it is good to have a map. My map of Japan is getting older and I have to use tape to keep it together in some places. The iconic photo on the cover of the map is well known to me. I could see the beautiful snow covered Mount Fuji...

Classroom Set Up

Setting up the classroom is harder than it looks. The obvious parts like tables and chairs along with the whiteboard were difficult to get correct to match the students. In hindsight I would have preferred a whiteboard that had faint horizontal lines to keep the...

Choosing A System

How do you choose a system to teach with? There are many to choose from. It is a good idea to read over the material and follow the research put into the different systems. You will be adding your personality and excitement to what ever system you decide to go with....

Help Along the Way

When you start out you have many questions. You can reach out for help. Many people are willing to lend a hand. If you have specific questions about setting up your computers or how to do a lot of the IT steps yourself it is good to know that you are not the first...

Teacher Resources

When I first started researching teaching tips I ordered the book The Art and Science of Learning Languages written by Amorey Gethin and Erik V. Gunnemark. I contacted Mr. Gethin by email and he responded with helpful tips. His approach was more "old school" since he...

COACHING TIPS- DO IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME

Growing up, I was just average going through high school. I had a talent for sports and participated in football, soccer, baseball and wrestling. One man, Donald Sudbrink, had an amazing influence in my life. He coached the wrestling team and helped...