From Highschool student to Game Creator
Timothy Hill, from Hillside English shares his journey from coming to Japan as an exchange student, over lots of backs and forwards to becoming the creator of 'Ready Set Eigo Card Game'.
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:
...this is one thing Frederic Daudu in Cambodia is talking about in this week's MAC Radio.
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.
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!
📻MAC RADIO 7
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😉