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    The only way to make the books interesting for male JHS students is to have Andy sit on Kennys lap, make Mr Mori walk around with his trousers slung down on his hips, teach vital sentences like "how big is your penis?" and include 15 minutes of ambient music to be played at the start of each lesson to allow them to drift off into a deep sleep.
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    who the hell is genki richard?
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    He's the pioneer of super genki education from Ehime ken. he's pretty famous throughout the country.

    Not everyone agrees with his methods but he's certainly been pretty successful as a businessman I believe? Former JET I think?
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    Yes he's a former JET.

    He's also the only person I've been rude to at a JET seminar - told him to fvck off when he tried to get me to join one of his genki activities. Maybe this tells you what I think of him...

    I think his stuff might work if you do a lot of 1 shot elementary visits - but if you actually see your students often then its not that great .

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    One of my preds left behind a video of his. I keep meaning to have a look at it, just out of (morbid) curiosity...
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    My favorite student just tried to BITE MY NIPPLE.
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    Yeah, it's really good stuff. For some reason, they bound it as a book, instead of on a roll. There's 190 pages, which is probably good for at least a few dozen shits.

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    Hello! My name's Richard Graham. I started Genki English and I'm responsible for pretty much everything around here.

    I've been teaching since the age of 16 and from July 2000 Genki English has been my full time job as an Education Consultant. This involves travelling around the world doing teaching training seminars and shows, writing books, newspaper and magazine articles, developing new CDs, software and videos and working on the website. This is a new type of education and I want to make sure people have as many resources as possible to do it right!

    Before this I spent 3 years working as a participant on the Japanese government's JET programme in Tamagawa, Ehime.

    I had two full time elementary schools which I visited every week, one Junior High and an adult class of very crazy & fun people. The main aim of this job was "Internationalisation", which is where I started teaching "International Understanding" in Elementary Schools and began Genki English. The main reason was because what was on offer was so boring the kids were falling asleep. So I used the ideas & techniques I'd learned in other fields to jazz things up a bit and get them learning instead of dozing. Things have kind of snowballed from there.

    I have also given prize winning presentations for the British Institute of Physics and the accountancy firm Arthur Andersen.

    I'm British and I come from the most happening, kicking part of the British Isles, which is the wonderful county of Yorkshire! I was also the Ehime Prefecture JET liaison officer to the British Embassy in Tokyo - so please check out the special UkNow Website

    I'm 30 and have a First Class Honours Degree in Physics with Electronics and Instrumentation (European), having studied at the University of Leeds (in the UK) and The Universite Joseph Fourier (in Grenoble, France).

    Genki English takes up just about all of my time, but when I was a JET I was into martial arts, including Aikido, and learned to play the O-Koto. At university I did skiing and Tae Kwon Do. But I spend most of my free time on Music Technology. I've had music featured on TV and radio stations and some of my work is available on my songs page. I've also been a regular guest (speaking in Japanese) on NHK's "TereGoji" TV programme and various other TV shows.

    Please feel free to contact me if you want any more info about the page, or want to drop me a line!

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    OK. I am in shock.

    I went to one of those compulsory "make your classes more interesting" workshops at the midyear conference today, and both the JET running it AND the accompanying JTE said that there was more to running a class than bouncing around the room in a clown suit (they used less anti-genki words, but that was the general idea.)

    Are the people who run the seminars in our prefecture feeling OK? 8O
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    Yeah, it's really good stuff. For some reason, they bound it as a book, instead of on a roll. There's 190 pages, which is probably good for at least a few dozen shits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by genki richard
    I'm 30 and have a First Class Honours Degree in Physics with Electronics and Instrumentation (European), having studied at the University of Leeds (in the UK) and The Universite Joseph Fourier (in Grenoble, France).
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    I do not have any qualifications in teaching. I make money off being genki as sell this as an 'educational consultant"
    Would you hire a plumbing consulatant who wasn't trained to be a plumber?

    Would you hire a business consulant with a degree in european history?

    If not why would you hire an educational consultant with a degree in physics?
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    Well be fair now, teaching isn't a real subject. Best teachers I've ever had trained and worked in other fields. Its a good thing to do when you are semi retired.




    lots of successful business people have stupid degrees in things like european history.
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    What was your degree in George?

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    same as my specialist subject on mastermind, the life and collected works of Phil Redmond.
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    Legit question actually, what WAS your degree in?

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    buggered if I can remember, can't have been very interesting.
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    this richard chap sounds like a first class prick.
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    I had a seminar before I started teaching, and it was Richard's whole shindig. I actually had a chance to talk to him one on one and that was probably the most useful. Obviously the whole seminar felt like a sales pitch, but having taught in elementary completely since September (3 to 4 classes a day), he's not exactly far off.

    The songs I've found to be useless. The concept of 8 keywords to work with on kids is, for 4th grade and under, fantastic. Give 'em 6 or 7 easyish words and one or two harder ones and they really strive to get the harder ones once they get down the easy ones. The games on his site work fairly well, especially with having the Japanese explanation for the teacher to give.

    The genki attitude is just common sense. Who was your favorite teacher when you were in school? Sure wasn't the one who sat back and just talked at you. Messing with the kids, throwing Japanese slang in your explanations and being animated helps. Key word is helps. It doesn't solve the main problems of teaching English, but it's a good solid grease.

    And anyway, half of the kids don't care, so at least let them have a good time. Lord knows I didn't give a flying fuck about my Economics class as a Comp Sci major. But the energetic and interesting teacher I had made a lot of stuff just stick.

    Fancy that.
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