From the looks of things this is going to be freakin’ awesome. I just got a copy of my schedule today and I since I don’t have a whole lot of classes, I’m going to be able to devote a lot of time to making my classes really good and improving my Japanese at the same time. Because there will be times where there is nothing to do, I will try to sit in on some classes whenever possible and this job will provide me with the time I need to do more blogging. Is it less pay? You bet your patoot that it is. But what I lose in money I gain in time, new skills, and cultural immersion. Yeah, I know that last one sounds pretty cheesy, but hear me out. What better place is there to learn about Japanese culture directly than in public school. In one week, I’ve been exposed to things that I have never would’ve had the chance to see at an Eikaiwa. It’s going to take time to become accustomed to teaching larger groups of children, but once I catch on, I have the potential to learn a lot from this job.
This is my schedule: