Projects & Works

Collected on this page are several projects and creative works I've done throughout the years.

Micro-aggressions in Japan

This year, at our second Skills Development Conference in Gifu, I gave a quick talk and presentation about micro-aggressions. I quickly talked about what they are, what's the problem, and how to deal with them.

This was part of a session of "micro-panels" which consisted of 4 shorter talks about various subjects. So, I budgeted this at 10-12 minutes.

The following is the intended transcript I wrote for my talk. I also included most slides from the powerpoint, and the time-stamps from when I timed myself speaking.

Writing Lesson Plans

The following is a talk I gave at the Gifu Work Orientation for new ALTs starting this year in our prefecture.

My presentation was about lesson planning, how I plan for lessons, and execute them. To prepare for this, I wrote out the entire transcript of what I planned to say. I changed a few things to read better, but this is what I was working off of during my talk.

This talk assumes the reader (or listener) has no knowledge of lesson planning, or classroom experience at all.

Gifu Kendo Exam Question Workbook

In Gifu prefecture 岐阜県 when taking a dan level examination for kendo 剣道, one of the components is a written test. The Gifu Kendo Federation provides a book which details all the questions and answers they use for this test.

I will take the test in November, and unfortunately for me, it's all in Japanese. So, I translated the book into English, and then made a few edits with a kendo dictionary after.

Currently, this is a work in progress. I've completely translated the first 3 parts. But for the 4th part of the book, I only translated the shodan 初段 level questions for now. I'll do the rest after November.

TEFL Certified

A couple weeks ago, I completed my online course for TEFL certification. The final assignment for the course was to write an essay about one of many different subjects available.

I choose to write about The Role of a Teacher.

Cardano's Solution

This is a term paper I wrote for my Math History class in college, which was an optional course offered once every 2 or 3 years. I felt lucky to take it, and it was very interesting going through the building blocks of modern day mathematics from a "math class" point of view, rather than the point of view of a "history class".

The paper answers the question, "Is Cardano's Solution a great theorem?"

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