Friday, May 4, 2012

Japanese Consulate in San Francisco

I had the honor of being invited to the Japanese Consulate in San Francisco with the other U.S. and Japanese teachers on our program.  During the visit we heard from the Consul General Hiroshi Inomata on the importance of this program for the U.S., Japan and the world.  The purpose is to promote international understanding and work together on a shared project with our students - the main saying at the conference has been "Think Globally, Act Locally".  I look forward to sharing this experience with my students and the students of Japan!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Working with Teachers from around the world

Yesterday was packed full of meetings and speakers.  So many teachers with fantastic ideas!  Learned another Japanese word, "Kizuma" - means "Strong Bonds of Friendship".  Here is the Japanese word for it!

Below I'm having dinner and discussing projects that we will be doing in Japan and when return to the U.S.

Student questions:  What would you like to learn from the Japanese teachers and students?  

What would you like to tell them about our school and the U.S.?