First day of actual classes today.
It’s my last term here in Japan. Even though the school year in Japan starts in April, our contracts follow the American school year. So we basically arrive in the middle of the school year, and leave in the middle of the school year.
I’m really looking forward to coming home.
I’ve enjoyed the past 3 years of travelling around and teaching. I’ve learned so much! Especially at Togane High School. Being given the opportunity to plan a curriculum from start to finish and really assess what happens to the kids English education upon entering the international course and follow, guide, and tweak what they leave with, has been really eye opening and rewarding. It’s exactly what I went to school to study, and have been able to put my copious amount of student loan dollars to use!
That being said, 3 years away from family and friends is a long time. I’m ready to go from always being 14 to 16 hours ahead, to the more acceptable pace of actually talking to people and having us both be on the same day of the week.
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