Congratulations on completing another school year! I hope you feel proud of all that you have accomplished this year. As we approach the end of the school year, it's important to take some time to reflect on what you've learned and how much you've grown. Remember that all of your hard work and dedication has paid off, and you are one step closer to achieving your goals. I look forward to seeing you again next year and continuing to support you on your English educational journey. Have a wonderful spring break!
中学校二年生英文法 time Challenge
March 15th, 2023
そして、学年が正式に終わりました、まあ、少なくとも3年生にとってはそうです。私はただ、今後の皆さんの幸せと成功を願うために少し時間を割きたかったんだ。🌟 私たちの授業での会話と楽しい時間を、皆さんが覚えてくれるといいな📚先生として、いつも最善を尽くすように励ましてくれて、教室に来るのを楽しくしてくれたことに感謝しています。🙌 私たちの教室や、内輪のジョークが恋しくなるわ😂努力を続けて、自分たちの情熱と夢を追いかけていくことを忘れないでください！💪 皆さんが将来素晴らしいことを成し遂げると私は知っています。❤️
According to a recent report by the World Bank ( New Article ), Japan ranks the lowest among developed countries in terms of gender equality under the law. The report evaluates laws and regulations related to women's economic participation in eight categories: the workplace, marriage, and assets. Japan's low ranking is attributed to its lack of legislation to punish sexual harassment in the workplace and its poor performance in pay and workplace categories. It is probably a significant reason why educated women from Japan seek opportunities overseas, where they can find a more welcoming environment.
To me, the results are not surprising, the lack of gender equality under the law, particularly in the workplace, is a significant issue that has been affecting women in Japan for years. The World Bank report highlights the importance of implementing laws and regulations that protect women from discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace. Without these protections, women are less likely to achieve their full potential and may choose to seek opportunities elsewhere.
'go where you will be appreciated, learn English, learn a skill that is needed and get out' . Countries like Canada and Spain have achieved a perfect score of 100 in the World Bank report. Which means that men and women enjoy equal legal rights.
Are you ready to cast your vote and join us for a day of gaming fun? I'm excited to announce that I'll be hosting another event on March 21st at 1pm, in celebration of the national holiday in Japan. But here's the twist: I'm letting YOU, our visitors, choose which game mode we'll be playing! (cast your votes using the poll on the homepage)
So what are your options? First up, we have Snowy Survival, an infection-style 2D game mode - are you skilled enough to survive?
Next, we have Snow Brawl, where players battle it out with snowballs, this game mode is a fan favorite for those who love fast-paced action.
Last but not least, we have Tag: Dominion, where teams compete to get the most TAGs with the various power-ups available to give you an edge over your opponents, this game mode requires strategic thinking and teamwork to succeed.
So, which game mode will you choose? 🤔 Cast your vote by the 17th of March and spread the word to your friends. 🗣️ The leading game mode will be hosted on March 21st at 1pm - don't miss out on the fun! 🎉 Interact with players from around the world and practice your English skills in a fun and engaging way! 🌍📈
Microsoft Learn is an excellent platform for both educators and learners. It can be a challenge to keep up with the latest teaching methodologies and technologies, but Microsoft Learn allows educators to stay up-to-date and enhance their teaching skills. The best part is that Microsoft Learn is completely free, offering a vast array of educational resources and training courses. In addition, achievement badges are available for educators who complete courses and earn new skills, serving as motivation and a way to demonstrate their expertise.
One of the most valuable courses on Microsoft Learn is the 21CLD (21st Century Learning and Design) course, which focuses on integrating technology and modern teaching methods into classrooms. This course helps educators transform their classrooms into modern learning environments that encourage collaboration, communication, and critical thinking. It is an excellent starting point for educators looking to incorporate new teaching methodologies and technology into their classrooms. With Microsoft Learn, educators can take this course and many others for free while earning achievement badges.
Whether you're an experienced educator or just starting out, Microsoft Learn is an exceptional resource for learning about new teaching methodologies and technology. The platform's user-friendly interface makes it easy to navigate and explore the various courses available. Why not give it a try today and see how it can help you become a better educator? see how below ...
here are some simple steps on how to use Microsoft Learn:
Go to the Microsoft Learn website learn.microsoft.com
That's it! Microsoft Learn is a user-friendly platform designed to help educators and learners easily access educational resources and training courses.
In the modern age, many digital tools are available to make the classroom experience more interactive and engaging for students. One such tool that stands out is AHASlides, a presentation platform that allows educators to create engaging presentations and incorporate interactive quizzes to keep students engaged.
With the use of AHASlides, teachers can now take their classroom presentations to the next level. Quiz features, such as match, correct order, and pick answer or image can be used to check vocabulary, understanding of grammar, and comprehension of a passage respectively. Here's my workflow on how to use AHASlides to make your presentations betters in the classroom.
Step 1: Sign up for an AHASlides account
The first step is to sign up for an account on AHASlides. You can do this by going to the website and creating an account. It's free and easy to set up.
Step 2: Create a new presentation
Once you're logged in, you can start creating your new presentation. AHASlides has a variety of customizable templates to choose from, so you can pick one that suits your needs. You can also import your PowerPoint slides.
Step 3: Add interactive quizzes
AHASlides has many types of interactive quizzes but match, correct order, and select answer/picture are the ones I religiously use. You can choose the quiz type that's appropriate for the content you want to cover. For example, I use match quiz to check my students' understanding of vocabulary by having them match the definition. I use correct order whenever I teach new grammar or when I simply want to review some. You can also use correct order to teach students how to write compositions in English. Finally I use the select answer/picture quiz to check their comprehension of long passages.
Step 4: Add a discussion element into your presentation
AHASlides also allows you to customize your quizzes to make them more engaging. I use brainstorm, word clouds and open ended questions a lot in my classes after I have students talk with another.
Step 5: Present your slides and quizzes
Once your presentation is ready, you can present it to your students. AHASlides allows you to present your slides and quizzes in real-time, make sure you turn off the feedback button before you do though, as they are quite distracting for students.
AHASlides is an excellent tool that can be used in the classroom to create engaging presentations and interactive quizzes. I hope by reading this, you are able to take your classroom presentations to the next level.
As teachers, we are constantly searching for ways to help our students learn and succeed. With the rise of digital learning tools, we now have more options than ever before. One tool that has gained popularity in recent years is Microsoft's Immersive Reader, and for good reason.
Immersive Reader is a powerful tool that can benefit all students, regardless of their learning abilities. It allows students to customize the reading experience to their needs, including changing font size and color, line spacing, and more. This helps to reduce visual distractions and makes reading more accessible to all.
But that's not all. Immersive Reader also includes text-to-speech capabilities, which can help students who struggle with reading or have a visual impairment. It can also help to improve fluency and comprehension skills by highlighting the text as it is read aloud.
Additionally, Immersive Reader has translation capabilities, which can benefit students who are learning English as a second language. It supports a wide range of languages, making it a valuable tool for diverse classrooms.
Teachers who have used Immersive Reader in their classrooms have reported positive results. Students are more engaged in their learning, and their comprehension and reading skills have improved. The customizable features have also allowed teachers to better cater to the unique needs of each student.
Microsoft's Immersive Reader is a fantastic tool for teachers to use in their classrooms. It is versatile, accessible, and can benefit students of all learning abilities. By incorporating this tool into our teaching, we can create a more inclusive learning environment and help our students succeed.
here's a brief step-by-step guide on how to use Microsoft's Immersive Reader:
That's it! Immersive Reader is a powerful tool that can help readers of all ages and abilities to better engage with and comprehend text.
Gimkit NEws: New Game 'Snowy Survival'
Gimkit has recently released a new game mode called Snowy Survival, which seems to be a mix of Snow Brawl, tag, and Fishtopia in one exciting game. The worldwide Gimkit fanbase is currently buzzing with excitement as they try to uncover the game's hidden lore.
Snowy Survival is a perfect addition to Gimkit's suite of educational games. It encourages students to practice their cognitive skills while having fun and learning at the same time. The new game mode requires players to work together to survive in a snowy world filled with obstacles and challenges.
So, stay tuned to my social media accounts because I might host an impromptu Snowy Survival game this weekend. Join me and let's discover the game's secrets, Don't forget to follow me for updates!
February 23, SnowBrawl Theme 'Nouns'
To be successful in the Snow Brawl game on the 23rd of February, you'll need to review how to make nouns plural in English and understand how to use 'a', 'an', and 'the' articles in English. In this blog, we'll explain these concepts in an ELI5 (explain like I'm 5) way, so even if you're new to English, you'll understand how to use nouns and articles correctly.
Making Nouns Plural:
To make a noun plural, you usually just add an "s" to the end. For example, one book becomes two books. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. If the word ends in "s," "x," "z," "ch," or "sh," you add "es" to make it plural. For example, one box becomes two boxes. Another exception is for words ending in a consonant and then "y." In this case, you drop the "y" and add "ies" to make it plural. For example, one baby becomes two babies. Finally, some words ending in "f" or "fe" change to "ves" to become plural, such as one knife becoming two knives. And some words ending in "o" add "es" to become plural, such as one potato becoming two potatoes.
In English, we use articles like 'a', 'an', and 'the' to talk about nouns. 'A' and 'an' are indefinite articles, which means they refer to any one thing of a particular type. We use 'a' before words that start with a consonant sound and 'an' before words that start with a vowel sound. For example, 'a cat' and 'an apple.' 'The' is a definite article, which means it refers to a specific thing or things. We use 'the' when we are talking about a specific person, place, or thing. For example, 'the cat in the tree.'
Many Japanese English-learners struggle with the concept of making nouns plural and using the correct articles in English. In Japanese, there is no concept of plurals or articles, so these English language concepts can be particularly challenging to grasp. However, with practice and exposure, learners can gain a solid understanding of these concepts. So... don't miss out on this great opportunity to learn and have fun with our LIVE event on the 23rd of February !
I am an experienced teacher and coach of English as a Second Language in Japan. I'll use this space to talk about the various tools I use in the classroom.