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Life Of An ALT: Open School/Parents Day in Japan

Who am I to judge? For I am neither Jesus nor Judy. – Miss Rory. Ahh “Open School.” Two words that send shivers down the spines of Japanese teachers and ALTs alike. Open School is the one magical day per term where the parents can come and observe classes. Vom. At my Junior High School… Continue reading Life Of An ALT: Open School/Parents Day in Japan

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Life of an ALT: Daily Routine in Japan

“And the strangest things seem suddenly routine.” – Hedwig, Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001) One thing I found really interesting before I arrived – and something that wasn’t really covered in training – was the average daily routine of an ALT. Being in Japan is of course wonderful and at first everything is exciting… Continue reading Life of an ALT: Daily Routine in Japan