Move aside, PPAP, a new hit song has arrived at school! Picture this: you’re eating lunch with a group of […]
Archive for ‘The Good, the Bad, and the Interesting’
Random observations and things that I found good, bad, and/or interesting.
What’s Popular with My Kids: Music
Since I teach Kindergarten to ninth grade, there’s a wide variety of things that are popular with my kids. So, […]
What is a ryokan?
If you get a chance, spending a night at a Japanese ryokan (traditional inn) can be a great addition to […]
What’s the deal with rulers?!
A couple of months into teaching, I made a worksheet for a grammar point the ninth graders were learning. I […]
Gesturing in Japan
This is something I wished I had paid more attention to before coming to Japan / that would have been […]
Shrine vs. Temple — What’s the difference?
You find a beautifully decorated building in Japan. You notice the place to wash your hands off to the side, […]
Why do Japanese people wear masks?
Here, ‘masks’ refers to the cotton things you see Japanese people wearing over their noses and mouths in pretty much […]
Janken — The Answer to All Problems
Kids use it every day. They use it to make decisions. They use it to solve disputes. They use it […]
Roads are NOT Labeled
Yes, you read that right. Other than major roads (which usually have numbers) and interstates (which get names), the vast […]