On Using Boardgames in the Classroom


Sophia McMillan discusses the use of board games in the classroom.


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Do you have Hip Pain English Teacher?

If you are in your 50s, and you are a teacher, the chances are you experience back and hip pain from time to time, or even everyday.


But you are a teacher, someone born to teach.  So you soldier on.  But still it is a bother.

What can you do?  Here are some answers.


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Prostate Cancer does not Care about What Kind of Teacher you Are

If you are a man, and nothing else kills you, prostate cancer will. Prostate cancer is not sexy or cute to talk about, as some other issues are. So perhaps because of that it doesn’t get much coverage. But prostate cancer doesn’t care. It will kill you nonetheless. If you have a man in your life that you love , who is over 40, spread awareness of prostate cancer.

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Volunteer for the Peace Boat!

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Volunteer for the Peace Boat and see the world for free! Or pay and have a fantastic trip! Something I want to do!  I have heard from many that it is a fantastic experience!
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peaceboat-dream1  One of the former teachers at Kevin`s English Schools, said Peace Boat was a lot of work, but it was a very rewarding experience, and she was glad she could go on it.


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Be Careful of Scribd!

Be Careful of Scribd! There are Criminals lurking at Scribd!
Scribd is an online content provider that has recently been caught stealing the online content of educational websites.
Stealing online is the same as stealing from someone in real life.  In real life, that person had to work hard to get the material thing they have.  The same goes for writers of online content!
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Public Junior High Schools in Japan are the Hidden “Black Companies”

Public Junior High Schools in Japan are the Hidden “Black Companies”

by Chris Dempsey
(Tokyo, Japan)

Public Junior High Schools in Japan are the Hidden “Black Companies”


There is a word in Japanese: karoshi. It means death from overwork. I think few if any countries have a word for this. Though death from overwork happens in all countries at times, it seems to be so prevalent in Japan, that the Japanese have coined a term for it. There is so much I love about this country, however, one thing I dislike is how educational institutions and companies here treat their employees.

Lives with a good work-life balance are rare in Japan, but some companies border on abuse or even slavery in the way they treat employees here. Many foreign interns have died while training in Japan. It`s very sad. Another young intern, dying of a heart attack or suicide, seems to make the news monthly.


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Japan and her Standardised Test Based Education System

Japan and her Standardised Test Based Education System


For some positives in Japanese education, one need look no further than the local kindergarten or elementary school. For most subjects, they are doing a good to great job of educating the children of Japan. The classes are creative, the teachers are caring and on the whole, the students are happy and learning.

Were the whole education system to be like this from kindergarten to the end of university, the Japanese people would be happier, healthier and more productive, both in GDP and creative terms in my opinion.

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