How many times have you been asked, "What do you want to be?" How many people have you asked that have actually known? Maybe you found a (lucky?) few who have had it all figured out from the time they could make the jump from, "I want apple!" to "I want to be a doctor!" … Continue reading what do you like to do?
へんじ - henji - 返事 - reply or answer 返る／巣（カエル／返す）- to return (something), to go back 事 - a thing Mr. Tanoue, a truly unique and incredible teacher that I work with, has an incredible system of classroom management. His students have formed groups – notice I didn’t say he made the groups. They … Continue reading the magic of responding properly
Katazuke 片付け (かたずけ) 片- one-sided, leaf, sheet 付ー adhere, attach, refer to, append The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up (which inspired the title of the magic of greeting of course) became an instant sensation and has sold over – copies worldwide. There are innumerable pins on Pinterest and countless articles on blogs and in newspapers, not to mention … Continue reading katazuke and konmari
Alexis and I met at a beautiful little café called La Laterna in the West Village, just down the street from where I was living at the time. How we ended up there is interesting to look back on. One of my interviewers for the JET program was a counselor at NYU and in … Continue reading Japanese Kyuushoku (School Lunch)