I believe the last couple of days have confirmed the arrival of Summer. WOW! It got hot yesterday. Thank god for the new air conditioning units we had installed in the classrooms recently. However, unlike the scorching midday heat, it is really quite pleasant in the mornings down at the station. We currently have have 2 “Super Flyer Guys” helping us out at Sakai Higashi. I like having these guys down there with me as it is much easier to keep a smile on my face when I have someone to chat with. I think that creating some noise and laughter whilst handing out flyers is as good as the information on the flyer itself. Im sure when people see our Smith t-shirts, hear us laughing and speaking English they are thinking “who could be so happy at this hour of the morning?!?” Of course, I’m happiest when I see the results from the early mornings in the form of 6 trial lessons in as many weeks.
Another great form of visual advertising is running into current students on their way to work and having a quick chat. I am always aware of the side glances (and sometimes stares) I receive when chatting to students. So, I want to thank all of my students who see me in the mornings and take the time to stop and say hi! Thank you for helping me build Sakai Higashi into a bigger and better school.