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01 September 2006 @ 12:11 am
Today's the first day of school! I still don't know how to be a teacher! Holy crap!! What the hell was I thinking?!
Music: Bjork - Hyperballad
S0n of N00nbibble on August 31st, 2006 03:13 pm (UTC)
hahahahahahaha oh you. kate and i just laughed really hard at this post. good luck on your first day darlin. im sure you'll kick all kinds of student ass. not a doubt in my mind.
just johnjustjohn on August 31st, 2006 03:27 pm (UTC)
You're doomed! DOOOMED, I say!

I'm only glad I'm halfway around the globe so the fallout from your inevitable errors might not reach me.
Geloalwaysroom4gelo on August 31st, 2006 03:48 pm (UTC)
I want to be a teacher, but I don't know how either. Good luck!
lady_mclady_mc on August 31st, 2006 07:38 pm (UTC)
I've actually been studying how to be a teacher for 5 years and I"m still terrified of my first day next week, so ... eh!

It's all instinct anyway ;0)

You'll rock their socks off!
Shadowantisocial_shdw on August 31st, 2006 06:15 pm (UTC)
As long as you write your name on the board first. If not, you're cursed.
S0n of N00nbibble on August 31st, 2006 06:53 pm (UTC)
good call.
3aminsomniac3aminsomniac on August 31st, 2006 07:42 pm (UTC)
Wing it. People are incredibly tolerant of foreigners.

As long as you act like you know what you're doing, and don't get flustered over mistakes, people generally assume you're competent.
cennetigcennetig on August 31st, 2006 11:02 pm (UTC)
Its a totally different culture so I don't know if this will translate, but... When I was teaching english in brazil I eventually realized that teaching is 2/3 entertaining and 1/3 actual work. They won't learn anything if you don't have their attention.

Just work from the book and have fun with the students.
madbibliomancermadbibliomancer on September 1st, 2006 01:32 am (UTC)
As a student I've gotten the impression that none of my teachers know what their doing, so why should teachers in japan? Except you know, for their better school system and everything... But anyway, I'm sure you'll come up with a new superior way to teach them. Ooh, you could go all zen and just point and give them flowers and enlighten them into english comprehension. It'll be AWESOME.
TotoroJototorojo on September 1st, 2006 06:46 am (UTC)
S'alright, you're not there to be a teacher really, you're there to be foreign and exciting. ;)
You'll be fine!
lady_mclady_mc on September 1st, 2006 11:05 am (UTC)
This comment cracked me up - I can just see you like jumping into the classroom and starting a musical number where at the end fireworks go off to "God Bless America" or something and your confused students are all waving little American flags. Giggle. Maybe I got too much sleep last night. ;-)
Shibs Viciouselectriccandle on September 1st, 2006 07:42 am (UTC)
I'm sure it went great! You're a natural performer. :)
(Anonymous) on September 15th, 2006 04:00 pm (UTC)
dave roch
asahi and the teaching process, i think you have it pretty well figured out