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    Wow, that's crazy. Having even 2 HSs is super rare.
    To be fair, three of them are super tiny, only one class per grade. One of those has less than 20 students in each class. And from what I understand most people around here have multiple high schools.

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    i teach at kindergarten, ES and JHS. here's what i would say:

    kindergarten:

    + kids of boatloads of energy and naturally love you
    + they learn fast and are down for anything you teach them
    + anything you do is hilarious and it's easy to bond with them
    - super short attention spans, have to have lots of material to change quickly
    - can be very tiring
    - can be difficult to communicate at first seeing as most have no english

    ES
    + students are generally right before the "too cool for school" stage and will listen to you more (completely depends on teacher, however)
    + teachers tend to be more lax
    + less focus on grammar; can do more fun games
    - sometimes kids can be shits and if you don't have a good Japanese counter-part, classes can be hard to control
    - sometimes teachers can unreasonably adhere to everything in the crappy textbook

    JHS
    + often where 'genuine conversation' starts to take place
    + opportunity to teach them stuff that will stick with them throughout high school and beyond
    + written activities become possible
    - can suck depending on your teacher
    - annoying teen/pre-teen stage and associated angst.

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    above all, so much of your job is going to depend on your teachers as well as your outlook. if you get stuck with bad ones it could be a real downer in your experience, and if you don't go in with a positive perspective from the get go it could also be draining.
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    So in my interview the coordinator asked me about my substitute experience and from that I think he threw me into the ES category. I said I worked more with ES schools here but that's only because HS teachers treat subs like babysitters while ES and MS allowed me to actually teach. I've actually dozed off at a HS once because I was so bored. Oops.

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