Assistant Language Teacher


Mutsu City, Aomori Prefecture, Japan

August 2009 – August 2014

By the fortunes of fate I was accepted into the academically discriminating program of the Japanese Exchange and Teaching Program. This experience broaden my world view like no other. By traveling in a country I only knew though textbooks, I learn hot to interact and understand a culture whole different then my own. My responsibilities as a teacher ranged from information gathering to teaching unique cultural lessons and integrating technology where needed. Some, but not all, of my responsibilities included:

 

Skills

Designed and created the S.M.A.R.T lecture for the 2012 Aomori Prefectural Skills and Development Seminar showing teachers Prefecture wide how to augment their lessons with technology even on a shoe-string budget. Designed and created the S.M.A.R.T lecture for the 2012 Aomori Prefectural Skills and Development Seminar.
Studied and mastered specialised Japanese which I used in and out of the classroom to create lasting relationships with students and co-workers (via social media). Studied  Japanese which I used in daily life and in the classroom to create lasting relationships with students and co-workers.
Effectively prioritised time to plan lessons in advance, which allowed me to maximise the short time I had to discuss curriculum ideas with the Japanese Teachers. Effectively prioritised time to plan lessons in advance maximising the short time I had to discuss curriculum ideas with the Japanese Teachers.
Partnered with a co-teacher to start a one year digital workshop on effective teaching English methods. Which raised student’s enthusiasm towards English and raise performance. Partnered with a co-teacher to start a one year digital workshop on effective teaching English methods.
003technology Pioneered new successful methods for teaching with technology in low-income parts of northern rural Japan.