Finding Japanese contacts for Carlene

I love to pass along letters from teachers (when I can.)

Carlene in Atlanta has a request:

I am interesting in connecting with someone with knowledge of Japanese Medieval times related to the gardens, temples, etc… If that is not possible, then I would like to address the cultural aspect of Japan. My students would be asking questions about Japanese’s food, clothing, and lifestyle. If all possible, linking everything to Japanese medieval times would be preferable. If you can point me to someone, I would really appreciate it.”

If you have contacts or ideas for Carlene, either post in the comments or e-mail me at coolcatteacher [at] gmail [dot] com. Perhaps you know an expert or a classroom in Japan.

Thank you for always coming through! What an amazing network of teachers connecting and learning!

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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Anonymous January 29, 2008 - 3:33 pm

This sounds like an interesting project!

Anonymous January 29, 2008 - 7:22 pm

I think all of your readers are interested in ‘flatclassroom’ connections. I am sure there there would be huge interest in a ‘contact agency’ for teachers – some sort of forum where teacher could make a proposal, like Carlene, and colleagues from across the globe could come forwards and suggest a collaboration

tasteach January 30, 2008 - 5:57 am

Hi Carlene,
Not a real face to face link, but a good one written by a middle school class.

Another good one for kids aged 10-14

Denise Phillips January 30, 2008 - 4:40 pm

Hi Carlene,
The Japanese Government has sponsored hundreds of teachers in a program called the Japanese Fulbright Memorial Scholorship. These teachers from all over the US spend 20 days in Japan studying the country and the educational system. Each teacher has to do a follow on project for this that brings knowledge of Japan and its culture to their students. Many of these have been websites. Here are some links from the site. You might also want to apply to be a participant. The application is available from the same site and it is truly and amazing experience. I went in 2006.

Learning Japanese August 14, 2010 - 6:16 am

you can find all the information about Japanese language here. It will help you, it gives maximum information about Japanese language.

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