I found this little hidden gem on one of my recent trips to Nara. By now you’ve probably guessed that it’s one of my favorite places to visit. It’s only a train ride from my place and every time I go I find something new. Since there are many more little side streets, I’m sure […]
Hello from Jim at Smith’s School of English, Sagamihara, Japan. Recently I’ve been thinking about empathy in teaching English, and reflecting on my own experiences as a student. I remember taking Spanish courses in high school and not learning much. We listened to the teacher and studied for a test. The teacher did his job […]
I don’t have space for a garden, but I have a garden. No, it isn’t magical or imaginary, nor is it some technological feat. I am lucky to have something better- community support.