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English Teacher, do you have IBS?

The Low FODMAP Diet is not a weight-loss diet, it is designed for people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and is sometimes recommended for treatment of inflammatory bowel disease. Digestive symptoms can include diarrhea, gas, bloating, abdominal pain or discomfort, fatigue, and headaches. … Continue reading

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Burnt Out?

Some teachers get what I would call burn out once a semester, It usually hits in the 3rd month of the university term.  In my case, usually I am bored with what I am teaching because I have done it … Continue reading

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How to get off your GERD meds?

How to get off your GERD meds? If you have been scared about some of the side effects of some of the GERD meds here are some tips: -elevate the head of your bed -loosing weight will help -cut down … Continue reading

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ETJ Book Service

A few important changes were made to the ETJ Book Service during the Christmas/New Year period including almost 1.000 new books, cards and games were added to the site. The stock of some books published by independent publishers in Japan … Continue reading

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JALT Announcements

As the end of one year comes to an end and another is set to begin, we would like to send our holiday greetings to our many Monthly Announcements readers around the world. We wish all of you a happy, … Continue reading

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Reading for Real: Storybooks in the classroom

There are two ways to view reading in the younger learner classroom: learning to read and reading to learn.  By Sophia McMillan Reading to learn involves target language and structures, which form part of the curriculum: for example a dialogue or unscrambling words or … Continue reading

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Calling all Part-time University Teachers

To all uni part-timers who have been working at a university since 2013, take a look at this.

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What is Red?

What is Red? by David Lisgo What is Red — National Institute of Fitness and Sport in Kanoya I began to think more deeply about pre-reading programs when I heard from some Japanese elementary school teachers that they would not … Continue reading

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Get the Children Moving in English Classes

Get the Children Moving in English Classes When teaching children aged 5-12 it is important to realize how much energy they have. They have a lot more energy than you. Yes you! The bald guy sitting right in front of … Continue reading

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You`ve been in Japan too long when…

First thing Saturday morning, you head to Shibuya to check the prices of orange hair dye. If you are over 65 then the blue hair dye is your dye of choice. by Kevin Burns Corn or cuttle fish on pizza … Continue reading

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