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Mata ne Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan!

Kon'nichiwa! (Hello!) 

Thinking back on my Teaching Across Borders experience in Sapporo, Hokkaido I cannot fully express how very blessed I have felt to be given this opportunity, to meet new people, to gain new experiences that have greatly influenced my pedagogy and my entire life. I am in awe of how fast time has gone by abroad for my first time!  

Being in the beautiful city of Sapporo, I was able to explore, observe and understand Japanese life and the various aspects…

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See You Again Sapporo

Way back before I ever started this B.Ed. and went through with TAB, I thought to myself I could improve my pedagogy immensely if I experienced education through another culture. This notion was supported by some of the teachers I met during my first field experience, all of who had taught abroad for a certain period of time. Seeing and reconciling differences is how they said they achieved a superior pedagogy, and it showed in how their classes were run and how their students responded to…

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Kon’nichiwa! O-genki desu ka? (Hello! How are you?)

Throughout my experience in Sapporo, I always took the time to really focus on shoogakoo (elementary school) life in Japan compared to an Early Childhood/Elementary school education life in Canada.

A primary difference includes how in Japan, Kindergarten education (or nursery) is completely separated from elementary school teaching. Firstly, some of these schools are not just small community centers but rather they are large,…

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Brittney Chui posted a blog post
I cannot believe how quickly time keeps passing. It feels like I just got back into Canada yesterday, but really I have been back for three weeks and teaching in my field placement for two weeks. As I continue to think back and reflect on my experie…
Nov 26, 2016
Rheyzen Julian posted a blog post
Kon'nichiwa! (Hello!) 
Thinking back on my Teaching Across Borders experience in Sapporo, Hokkaido I cannot fully express how very blessed I have felt to be given this opportunity, to meet new people, to gain new experiences that have greatly influe…
Nov 22, 2016
Luvdeep Bhandari posted a blog post
Way back before I ever started this B.Ed. and went through with TAB, I thought to myself I could improve my pedagogy immensely if I experienced education through another culture. This notion was supported by some of the teachers I met during my firs…
Nov 14, 2016
Rheyzen Julian posted a blog post
Kon’nichiwa! O-genki desu ka? (Hello! How are you?)
Throughout my experience in Sapporo, I always took the time to really focus on shoogakoo (elementary school) life in Japan compared to an Early Childhood/Elementary school education life in Canada.…
Nov 9, 2016
Poonam Raeewal posted a blog post
2 months. I’m still so often in disbelief that I had the wonderful opportunity to call this place home for 2 months. Moreover, it astonishes me how quickly this place felt like home. During my time here I’ve learned an enormous amount of what it mea…
Nov 8, 2016
Luvdeep Bhandari posted a blog post
It has been about two months now that I had the opportunity to observe, discuss, and work with a wide variety of teachers in Sapporo. Through the experience I’ve learned a lot about how teaching is approached in Japan and I think the best way to des…
Nov 8, 2016
Brittney Chui posted a blog post
Wow! I cannot believe that my time in Teaching Across Borders has come to an end. The time I have spent in Barcelona and Rubi has been such a rewarding experience which has been filled with laughter, love and memories which I will carry forward for…
Nov 8, 2016
Alycia Pirmohamed posted a blog post
One of the things that I will remember most about Vietnam is its beautiful landscape. I chose to travel to southeast Asia to experience a completely different location and culture than in Canada. I expected to (and did) fall in love with the communi…
Nov 8, 2016
Lynda Elhage posted a blog post
Throughout this Education after-degree, I’ve read articles, watched videos, listened to instructors, and written reflections about relationships. Relationships between the teacher and the students. Relationships between teachers as colleagues. I nev…
Nov 8, 2016
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