The Teaching Skills Development Seminar (TSDS) is an annual gathering of ALTs, JTEs, and teaching consultants in Toyama hosted by the Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR), and the Toyama Prefectural Board of Education. It serves as a platform for sharing best teaching practices and cultural exchange methods among English educators in Toyama. Workshops are led by the ALTs for their co-ALTs, incoming ALTs, and for JTEs.
The topics for these workshops were, but not limited to, classroom management, motivation techinques, cross-cultural activities, the Japanese language, cultural awareness, adapting to various learning styles, and much more!
Thank you everyone for your hard work and creativity in making TSDS an amazing experience for your fellow English teachers!
This year’s Team Teaching Handbook is now complete! Thank you for all of your hard work in putting together these lessons. You may now access the 2017-2018 lessons online in the TTHB section of this website. Feel free to download and tailor them to your classes as you please.
Special thanks to Diane Huynh for the lovely designs for the cover and dividing pages.
Thank you for your creativity and contributions to this year’s Team Teaching Handbook. You may now find all of the 2016- 2017 TTHB lessons in the TTHB section of this website.
Special thanks to Osasha Fertal for designing the cover page, and Miranda Reeder for designing the dividing pages.
This year’s workshops included psychology and motivation, Vietnamese, Karuta, writing exams, shamisen, yukata, and much more. Thank you for hard work in making this year’s TSDS one of the best yet!
Special thanks to Darian Sundberg for a stunning cover photo of Gokayama.
Thank you for your hard work and contributions to this year’s Team Teaching Handbook. You may now find all of the 2015- 2016 lessons in the TTHB section of this website.
Special thanks to Lisa Hogya for designing the cover page, and Allison Bradley for designing the dividing pages.
The Teaching Skills and Development Seminar for 2015 was a tremendous success. Thank you to all workshop leaders for your effort and hard work.
A special thanks to Menolly Walter for designing such a beautiful cover.
The annual Toyama Team Teaching Handbook is out! You can also access all lessons plans on the website.
A special thanks to Clarrisa Tong for designing another truly wonderful cover! And of course, to all of you amazing ALTs for submitting a wide variety of lessons and making the 2014-2015 TTHB a huge success!
The annual Toyama Team Teaching Handbook is out! All Toyama ALTs should have already received the Handbook at their base/ main schools. If you have not received it, fear not, you will also receive another copy at the Spring Regional Meeting this week. You can also access all lessons plans on the website.
A special thanks to Clarrisa Tong for designing a truly stellar cover! And of course, to all of you amazing ALTs for submitting a wide variety of lessons and making the 2012- 2013 TTH a huge success!