MAC Radio 13, with Mike Matsuno
Inspiring young Adults
Welcome to another series of MAC Radio.
I had a long family weekend so forgive me the weekday delay.
Today's topic is a bit different from what we had so far.
We had mostly teachers and creators working with children here.
Today I would love you to meet Mike, one of the first educators I worked with, after coming to Japan. 'Work with' is not really correct. As I was a little tiny chick, just looking up at teachers like him, to see how it all works.
Mike has mostly worked with university students and young adults, amongst others, as Vice President at the Japan Study Abroad Foundation . He was facilitator/advisor at the 'Ship for World Youth', and recently is teaching at several universities.
I think you will like this talk wherever you are, BUT for educators and
English teachers in Japan, make sure you watch, ASAP!
Mike Matsuno Links :
Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/MikeMatsuno
Email address: email@example.com
Authored books: https://amzn.to/3HAwdIm
“Why? Study Abroad in the USA” English version (print and Kindle) Japanese version (Kindle) “Alaska Dream” English version (Print, Kindle & Audiobook)
If you have any questions, you can get in touch directly with Mike, me, or in the comments.
And if you are simply into Japan, make sure to check Mike's You Tube Channel!
Thanks for watching.
Brainbreaks, GAmes, Self care, Positive mindset
For those who have no time to listen.
My short answer is:
No homework in government schools!
Let me know if you have additional questions, in the comments HERE or ON FB!
Looking forward to chatting again, next week!
From Highschool student to Game Creator
It was such an inspiring, interesting talk, and I promise you, this time, you won't hear much from my side.
Gems and ideas, adventures and a philosophy about teaching kids, just suiting my own so much.
I put a few of his ideas into practice right after the interview, and Wow, IT IS AMAZING!
Don't miss it.
Who is Timothy and how did he come to Japan?
A funny story about the first visit in Japan.
How did Timothy start to become an English teacher>>>and a school owner
Timothy's idea about teaching
Which ages do we enjoy most and why, and...
about 2, 3 year olds
organizing classes and 'quality of life' and class sizes
penmanship, writing and why/how Timothy started making own materials
The becoming of Ready, Set, Eigo Card game
the word I didn't remember:
Learning from failures
MAC RADIO 8
I met Frederic when he participated in my teacher course a few years ago.
I was surprised about and admittedly flattered, getting so many hearts thrown at my rather straightforward and challenging homework.
After that, and especially after COVID hit I have watched Frederic on his Tic Tok channel.
(I think the second one is for adults and tourists)
I know nothing at all about Tic Toc, but this really made me smile. I can see how he loves his students and all the people around himself, and how they love him.
I am sorry the sound is a bit weird in the beginning, we figured this out after a while, so if it is just too bad for your ears, jump to the second half of the chat.
As always there are quite a few hands on ideas and lightbulbs!
Which of these topics we talked about was most interesting for you?
*Who is Frederic and why, how did he move to Cambodia.
*Experience and especially failures when trying to open a language school (several times)
*A project that finally really succeeded
*How to make short videos and quizzes to teach phonics, for kids.>>
*Why and How did Frederic start TikTok.
*Covid situation in Cambodia, and Frederic's personal experience with Covid.
Teaching with Rory's Cubes
This week is a week without a guest, and I just want to throw in a few ideas on teaching, using Rory's cubes.
It is a topic I could talk about endlessly; today just a short sweet tip, for ~I think under~ ten minutes.
And please look forward another great guest talk next Monday!
Guest Talk with Chris from 'Trinity School Japan'
Another great talk with Chris from Trinity School Japan, again from Matsuyama in Shikoku. Thank you so much!
2 weeks ago, we had Philip Older, and we had a great talk you won't want to miss, in case you haven't listen, click here!
Matsuyama people, you don't know how lucky you are to have two such amazing schools around there.
And Matsuyama really isn't that huge! Amazing.
Today's talk is full again with hands on valuable tips on "parent days", and on "kids performing in front of an audience", the ups and downs and the path there.
Some encouraging words for our speakers are always very very welcome．
I think that sharing ups as well as downs is really important, but unfortunately many teachers are not ready for that, as it needs courage. I will contact YOU next, to be my guest😉
MAC Radio 5~ Lesson planning on the go
How to plan lessons in relax mode
Today I am on my own again, so a short session with some special ideas from myself about lesson planning.
The question teachers ask me most often is:
'Where do you find the time'
I don't have more time than others, nor do I have fewer chores than others.
Actually I think my brain developed a strategy to do many different things, BECAUSE I was so busy and had only few people to help me out for example, with child care while working. No family or friends to ask for baby sitting, three kids between 4 and 9
and 2 jobs ~that was the situation when I started my school.
Hope you get an idea of what I mean with 'Lesson Planning in Relax Mode', when listening to this short concrete example. It just happened last weekend.
Born and grown up in Germany I came to Japan with 22 to make my mom's wish come true:
Now I'm a mother and I wish from my heart that my kids
And I'm an educator and I do all I can to fulfill this big dream of most parents for their kids:
Easter And Spring
Life In Japan