A Virtual School Year

This year has been my 10th year teaching as a career! There were MANY days I thought I wouldn’t make it. Just to name a few:

  • Getting cut with “kiddie” scissors the 2nd month of school during my first year and needing surgery
  • Balancing teaching full time and taking classes at night
  • Moving thousands of miles away from home and starting a new school year the next day

After teaching abroad for 2 years, I decided to make a huge change and transitioned into teaching online this past school year (before the pandemic). Making that switch brought soooo many other challenges. I’m sure I’ll share more details on my experience another time. For now I’ll just say, “Be careful what you manifest and put out there.” I truly believe that you can speak things into existence. In the last year, I’d been feeling overwhelmed and anxious. I still wanted to live in Japan, but wanted more time to focus on myself. So I chose to teach remotely and then…BOOM…a few months later, teachers all over the world had no choice but to teach from home.

My current set up to teach from home

A lot of schools in Japan quickly moved online. As they started opening again, students went in for half days or rotating schedules (Monday,Wednesday, Friday/Thursday, Friday). I’m curious to know what the next school year will look like.

Have you heard about what the new school year will look like for the school district where you live? Let me know in the comments!

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