Tuesday, November 18, 2008

November Hyogo Times Cover-The nail that sticks up...


I think of this month's cover image as more of a question than a statement.  I heard about Japanese education before I came here and have since seen many varied examples of teachers, their styles of teaching, and the seeming effects on students.  Teaching styles differ between higher and lower level schools, between older and younger students.  I don't know when I heard the phrase "The nail that sticks up gets hammered down," but it lead to this image.  I know it certainly doesn't apply only to Japanese schools, if even then.  

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween!


Quick pic of my costume from last night's Halloween.