tim wants to have an event...where he'll force you to speak English, make you learn boring crap, and then give you a root canal and punch you in the face seventeen times
Staticnz wrote:Therefore I decided to mix things up and I'm designing a super detailed and exciting lesson, where first the students get to listen to my self written songs, then eat food from New Zealand (my country), then learn about the country through photos, a big map I have with lots of information in English and Japanese, and conversation. Finally I will ask them to teach me about their favorite things, like music, films, anime, manga, in a book I have for the purpose of their teaching me something about Japan.
Staticnz wrote:I'm going to prepare a presentation about the event and then force the teachers to let me do it for the students.
Staticnz wrote: No one ever wants me to do anything that isn't exactly what the Board of Education says I'm for. It means this job is not a real job at the end of the day.
sakumu wrote:But don't let your focus get caught up in that! Is your goal to get to know your students better, or to force everyone to accept this one lesson idea? (Can you even accomplish that goal with just one lesson?) Instead of trying to fight through a mountain of honorable stonewalling, let go of your idea. Think of some other ideas. Keep going until you find something that sits well with the teachers (ie, doesn't impede their/give them more work) and gets you closer to your goal.
Staticnz wrote:My final conclusion is I have to talk to students myself. I'm going to prepare a presentation about the event and then force the teachers to let me do it for the students. Then after sugar coating things I'll bring the sign up sheet and get them to fill it out. If they don't I'll tell them to come to the staff room.
mountainboy wrote:Staticnz wrote: No one ever wants me to do anything that isn't exactly what the Board of Education says I'm for. It means this job is not a real job at the end of the day.
You only just found out that JET isnt a real job??? Sorry, but I have to laugh...
From you post, you sound pretty arrogant. And Im sure that doesnt go down well with your co-workers. I mean, why would students want to hear you sing some your self-composed songs? Really, if they cant be bothered to talk to you outside of class, then they probably dont give a shoot about your songs.
Also, your job is to be an ALT. Regardless of what you think about the education system, or the teaching style of your JTE, it`s not really for you to question. You are probably some 22 year old fresh out of college, with no teaching experience and no degree that`s related to the job. And you want people to take you seriously?
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