Saturday, November 18, 2017

Ensemble

My high school has global and local learning for students.
For example, my students can take 3 days lessons of Chinese, Korean, Spanish, German, or French languages.

I am in charge of managing these classes of many languages. I watched a French lesson and one sentence introduced through YouTube caught my eyes.


I am also in the wind ensemble club. And today, my students went out to play music at a festival in our local community.

The word “ensemble” can be a key word of both global and local learning.  

Thursday, October 12, 2017

I Hate English!

Student:
I forgot my textbook.

Teacher:
Tell me the reason why.

Student:
It was eaten by my dog.

Teacher:
What?

Student:
Pochi ate my textbook.

Teacher:
What?

Student:
My dog can read my mind.

Teacher:
What?

Student:
I hate English!



Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Society and the World

What do you think of the difference?

Society is always around you, but the world can be around and within you.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

On Inauguration Day

six words description:

He is raising his right hand,
wearing a red tie as usual,
putting his left hand on Book.

Monday, January 9, 2017

A Tanka

一粒の向日葵の種まきしのみに荒野をわれの処女地と呼びき (寺山修司)
(hitotsubuno himawarinotane makishinomini kouyaowareno shojochitoyobiki)

Only planting a seed of sunflower has made me call the open space my virgin land.

Blessed are those who have a seed of sunflower in your hand.
On Coming-of-Age Day in Japan.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

A Haiku

葱買て枯木の中を帰りけり (与謝蕪村)
(Negikoute karekinonakao kaerikeri)

Bought green onions and went home through naked trees.

It ushers us into a Japanese hearth.