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by ZionRion
Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Children's Books Suggestions
Replies: 2
Views: 3169

Re: Children's Books Suggestions

We use Fitzroy Readers at my school in Japan (http://store.shopping.yahoo.co.jp/learners/)

They're from Australia, and the workbooks aren't the best. But the graded reading is really good.
by ZionRion
Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Transform teaching with tablets
Replies: 0
Views: 1653

Re: Transform teaching with tablets

I think adapting to a robust system like Mythware could be a shock to most schools. It looks like more of an 'end-game option' to me. The initial benefits of tablets are built in... Internet access... Portability... Amazing multi-functionality. It's fine that students take notes on tablets, but it's...
by ZionRion
Fri Jan 08, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: Employment Discussion
Topic: Age Factor
Replies: 13
Views: 37824

Re: Age Factor

Yeah, I would say there's a stigma after a certain age in Japan as well. Which is kind of scary... as everyone will get older (myself included!) But that's not to say there isn't good work either. Older folks can often teach at universities, businesses, or community centers but those tend to be more...
by ZionRion
Fri Jan 08, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: Employment Discussion
Topic: Breaking contract
Replies: 3
Views: 17124

Re: Breaking contract

Hi, I work at a small English teacher recruiting company in Tokyo (http://educareer.jp/), and I've been an English teacher for about 10 years. I agree with HanifKhan. You really ought to stay ethical when possible. I say this because when our Recruiting Manager sees that someone broke a contract, or...
by ZionRion
Fri Jan 08, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Employment Discussion
Topic: How important is a master's degree?
Replies: 4
Views: 7051

Re: How important is a master's degree?

I work at an English teacher recruiting firm in Japan (http://educareer.jp/), When our Recruiting Manager looks at resumes, we require a university degree, I can't say a Master's degree gives that much more value to a candidate unless the degree is in Education, ESL, or English. If you have a degree...
by ZionRion
Fri Jan 08, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: Employment Discussion
Topic: ESL Jobs in Japan?
Replies: 4
Views: 20445

Re: ESL Jobs in Japan?

Hey, I work at a small English teacher recruiting firm in Japan. I've learned a lot since I started working there. I came to Japan on the JET program, and later moved to Tokyo working in a Japanese "eikaiwa", which is a very common form of business-based English schools that are on every major stree...