Pages tagged with jet

Introducing my Japanese Kitchen

10/21/2007

A quick overview of the kitchen in my apartment. It has accumulated two decades worth of stuff... but still doesn't have a rice cooker. Damn.

FAQ about JET

10/13/2007

Answers to a bunch of questions about JET that I get asked frequently. If there are any questions that I didn't answer throw me an email and I'll do my best to answer them.

Introduction to Kamioka-cho, Hida-shi, Gifu-ken, Japan

An introduction to the lovely town I have been living in for some five months now. Lots of pictures to illustrate the points that words never can.

Lesson Plan: My Winter Vacation

A look at a recent lesson I created for one of my first year junior high school classes.

Applying to the JET Programme

07/19/2007

So maybe you want to apply to the JET Programme. Maybe you already did. This is what your experience will be, or was, like. Except its really my experience with the words "I" and "me" inconsistently replaced with the word "you".

Driving on the Left Side

01/09/2008

A few thoughts and pictures of my stylish Suzuki Wagon R that cheerfully (it has a flower sticker on the door to the gas tank) escorts me through the rural landscapes of Kamioka.

Teaching Elementary Classes as an ALT

Teaching elementary lessons has been one of the banes of my time as an Assistant Language Teacher. It just isn't part of my job that I enjoy. Here are a few tips and thoughts about the experience.

Expectations and Reality for the lowly ALT

10/14/2007

When you apply to the JET program you have a lot of expectations. Then you talk to a couple of people who participated in the JET program before, and you get a new set of different expectations. A true JET veteran would tell you that Every Situation Is Different and to stop predicting because you're never going to know.

Spring Doesn't Come in February, But Snow Does

02/24/2008

The weather here is insane. It was getting above freezing and fairly pleasant for the last four or five days, but then it all flipped.

Last Day of Elementary School and Classes

07/18/2008

Thursday was my last day of classes at elementary school. Its sad to be saying goodbye, and there are a lot of kids I'll be missing after getting to know them bit by bit during forty-five minute lessons and brief exchanges in the halls.

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