Spring, and the beginning of a new school year provide perfect opportunity to reflect on old routines and explore new possibilities. Nara JALT invites you to experience a teachers’ personal growth workshop followed by lunch among the blossoms of Nara Park.
See attached for details and feel free to pass this on to others who might benefit from in this event.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Nara JALT is very proud to present Andy Boon (Toyo Gakuen University) for our April event. This will be a wonderful opportunity to not only catch this unique presentation in a secluded, intimate setting but also join Andy and all the attendees for some casual discourse and refreshments under the fluttering cherry blossoms in Nara Park following the formalities.
Date: April 8, 2012
Time: 12:00–13:30 (followed by hanami in the park)
Event title: The reflective teacher: Towards self-actualization
Speaker: Andy Boon (Toyo Gakuen University)
In the act of teaching, we have little time to reflect on the successes or puzzles that occur within our classes and can lose valuable opportunities for gaining insights into our pedagogic practice. There is a need, therefore, for practical ways to help us think back upon our experiences more deeply and to discover what is actually happening in our classrooms. This workshop discusses the process of becoming reflective and the journey towards pedagogic self-actualization. It also provides a number of strategies and frameworks that can be used by teachers to facilitate critical reflection on their teaching and find new discoveries, possibilities, and ideas for research themes there.
*All are welcome and encouraged to join the family friendly after-event. Please bring some of your favorite hanami drinks and snacks along, kick back and relax in the stunning surroundings. Further details to follow.
Sunday, 10th April
11:00am to 5:00pm
With the picturesque scenes of the stunning spring season nearly upon us, it is once again time to pack your picnic hampers and tidy your tarpaulins for our annual hanami event in Nara Park; a day of fun for friends and families to frolic under the fluttering flowers.
We will be meeting at the start of the cobbled pedestrian street leading to the entrance of Todaiji (signposted); an approximate 10~15 minute stroll from Kintetsu Nara Station.
From there we will be heading into the park to the east of the street and setting up camp. Keep an eye out for the JALT flag if have any trouble finding us.
BYO food and beverages and don’t forget to bring the usual array of sporting paraphernalia for some games in the park.
We look forward to seeing you all there.
*In the case of rain or inclement weather on the day, the event will be cancelled.
Fee for JALT members: Free
Fee for one-day members: Free