Handbooks

This is the PowerPoint from my spring seminar presentation about current best practices in education. This PowerPoint is meant to go with the presentation so it only contains a kernel of the information we went through, but there are two pages of sources at the end that should be useful.

Public transportation in Japan is infamous for its punctuality and customer service. However, thanks to Murphy's law a number of factors can cause delays or even complete suspension, such as natural disasters, "human accidents" (either someone fell on the tracks or jumped), malfunctions, or bad…

Most useful information , such as guides, how-to's, etc. can be added as basic information pages, viewable on the main information page and specifiable to the correct target audience (Incoming JETs, Leaving JETs, CIRs/admins, etc.)

File (s) are for uploading documents, etc. that will be…

The two most common ways are to:

  • Sign up through your mobile wireless/cell phone provider as part of your phone plan
  • Apply through http://bbapply.com/ or http://asahi-net.jp/en/

The website translation team came together in August 2016 with the goal of making the site more accessible to teachers and management personnel other than ALTs. It is a small team of proficient Japanese-speaking ALTs dedicating several hours a week of their own time to translating site elements…

Disclaimer 1: Having a phone in Japan is not required or reimbursed by the JET  Programme, CLAIR , or the Guidance Division (GD). That said, although it may not be required by law or terms of appointment, is basically required by proper social convention. (Read: purchase a…

Pension fund information , Pension fund steps 1 , Pension fund steps 2 , Pension fund steps 3 , Pension fund steps 4

**For those staying in Japan, scroll down. :)

 

Resources:

  • Kobe Leaving JET…

Mondays -- Monday TV Night: We watch a variety of programming; recent titles include The Walking Dead, Westworld, and Stranger Things. Currently showing: Game of Thrones and The Expanse. Starts 19:45 at 3-201.

Thursdays -- Dungeons and Dragons: The high-…

For your borrowing pleasure:

-- The Hanayama Library is a modest but diverse collection of English and Japanese language books, both fiction and non-fiction. Fiction genres include fantasy, science fiction, horror, young adult dystopian, and uh whatever genre Haruki…

The Best Websites & Resources for Teaching English in Japan

Planning on teaching English in Japan?

Wondering where you should start?

Well you are in the right place. Here you will find a number of resources and websites on: where to look for a…

There are multiple ways to send money from Japan to your home countries: 

Bank transfers: Fill out a form with your receiving banking information and some other documentation, then pay a processing fee of ~2500 yen (at Japan Post) and wait 30 min to an hour. The transfer takes up to a…

January 17th, 2017

Option 1 – Migration to city server

After reviewing the Netcommons Content Management System (www.netcommons.org), its role as a CMS appears to be a simplistic, Japanese language-friendly option to the more…

This list is geared towards new JET (s) with little or no Japanese ability. If you print this and keep it at your desk or in your English classroom, it could save you a lot of stress and confusion! Printable version is at the bottom of this page.

Attached  is a  Quick start up guide on how to Open a file in PS, set it up to work with, and save the file after the image is edited.

There is also a brief breakdown of recommended Adobe programs.

This document also contains helpful links to free tutorials and websites that can…

To show a Prezi presentation offline, you simply need to open and fully load in a browser tab the Prezi you wish to present. Then you can disconnect your laptop/KIIF from the internet and still safely play the Prezi within the browser.

Please note:

  • If you close the…

The glossify module file at /modules/glossify/templates/glossify-link.html.twig has been hacked to include needed classes for modal.

{# /** * @file * Markup for inline tooltips. * * Available variables: * - word: the text where the tooltips applies to. * - tip: the tooltip text…

When it comes to sending belongings home , the last thing you want is to lug countless heavy items to the post office, only to find out that weight and size exceeds the limits, or that the final price exceeds your budget. And perhaps the next to last thing you want is to be surprised at how…

Welcome to the Mie Guidebook!

The internet's most comprehensive English-language guide to living in Mie Prefecture

What is a KICP ?

KICP stands for Kobe International Caravan Program . Kobe ALTs and CIR (s) usually use the acronym KICP to refer to both individual events and the program itself. This is a program through which various Junior High or Senior High schools around Kobe City…

1. Go to Community --> Directory in the blue bar.

2. Ctrl+F the user you are looking for.

3. Click on the user link.

Roles

4. Click on the Roles tab.

5. Check/uncheck the appropriate boxes.

6. Click Save.

Titles…