• Teacher Profile Josh

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    From UK

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    What do you think is special about GnoKids compared to other kids English schools?

    I am lucky enough to have worked at a few different schools in Japan, Thailand and China. What I noticed straight away at GnoKids was the smile on the faces of each student when they come through our doors. They are greeted by everybody, made to feel welcome and safe, and you can see the genuine desire to learn that this environment fosters. Sometimes, we even have a hard time getting them to leave and go home!


    What is most important to you when teaching kids?

    It is easy to get a learner to memorize and repeat a sentence, no matter how complex. But this is pointless if they don’t understanding what they are saying. I want every one of my learners to find their own voice and way of communicating with their world, and so it is important to me that they are able to engage with and properly understand what they are saying.


    What do you think helps your students improve the most?

    Students are quick to see that I am fun and approachable. Most of my learners see me as a silly friend as much as a teacher, and this helps us learn together in a fun, pressure free environment that is essential to knowledge retention. I have a lot of the same interests (cartoons, video games, etc.) so we always have something to chat about!


    What is your favorite children's book?

    I grew up with ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ by C.S.Lewis. It is a wonderfully imaginative and immersive world, but written in a way that captures and holds a child’s attention. It taught me morality and adventure, and I still revisit it at least once a year.


    What is the most important lesson that teaching has taught you?

    Patience. The world is a classroom and just like learning a new language, the lessons can be hard and confusing. But, if we stick with it and try our best, wonderful things can happen!


    If you had an extra hour in the day, what would you do?

    If I could find a way to exercise, study Japanese and sleep all at the same time, that would be ideal!


    What is your favorite place in Japan?

    I am still discovering this wonderful country. I am always grateful for ideas, so please share yours with me!


  • Josh

    Country  UK

    University of Winchester

    Time in Japan Since 2019
    Time Teaching Since 2015

    Fun Fact

    I have studied 7(ish) martial arts, including Japanese Judo and Aikido.


    Fun Fact

    I am a passionate collector of Japanese super sentai toys and models. I need a whole room in my house for them all!


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