Beliefs Walkabout

This week, grade 5 went out on a walkabout around Yokohama. It was a beautiful sunny day, and we’re lucky to have such an interesting city for walking. Past graveyards, churches, laundry hanging outside small buildings and plants tucked into every nook and cranny. We walked through Chinatown with its shark fin soup restaurants, temples […]

Reflections on Learning

I attended a conference in Beijing recently called Learning 2.012. It was a technology conference, focused on the future of learning. I thought I might only learn new tools I could use in my classroom. However, I came out with a lot more. Here’s a collection of quotes that stuck with me. Quotes from Jim […]

Who We Are

What do we believe? What’s important to us? Why? Our new unit ” Who We Are” began this week with a field trip to the elderly people’s home near school. Students asked the residents about their life and about things that were important to them. Students loved hearing the older people talking about the war, […]


Over the last few weeks, students have had been doing lessons with our tech facilitator and school counselor and have turned to cyberbullying. Cyberbullying, students have been realizing is bullying. This video was made by Julynn and Elena. They took the initiative to create the video after a session on bullying. As a teacher, I […]