The same old lesson, over and over again: the more you put in, the more you get out of learning. The deeper you go, the better it gets as a teacher. I have recently become aware of a whole new circle of committed educators, here in Japan as well as around the world. They have organized themselves on Twitter and through a series of educational blogs. I was invited to guest author a small piece on my friend, Barbara Sakamoto’s blog at: http://www.teachingvillage.org/ If you look around Barb’s blog, you’ll see many cool people doing many cool things. The nicest thing about it is their openness to welcoming other teachers into their circle, or personal learning network (PLN) as they call it.
I’m looking forward to writing another piece describing my teaching at Seibo Jogakuin, a private, Catholic girls junior and senior high school in Osaka, Japan.