Nice to meet you! I’m SORA, from Japan.
Welcome to this website, “Discuss Education with SORA”.
I’ll share a lot of issues and news on education. It’s difficult to know about the problems that may surface in school for many students and parents. Teachers also find it hard to get opinions from them.
“This site will connect these people”
I’m studying hard to become a teacher. I went for the “teacher employment examination” last year, but I failed the test.
This was the big moment in my life.
Many education issues are being picked up by the news, am I able to bear it?
Even if I could bear it, can I improve the work-life of teachers?
Why do I want to be a teacher?
I continue to ask myself that question every day.
I found that having a “place to connect both inside and outside of school” is needed by many people.
I’ve not worked in a school before, so I am still unable to fully understand the set of circumstances that teachers may have.
It’s also necessary to gather opinions outside of a school context, therefore I’ve decided to create a platform that will do just that whilst promoting the exchange of information before being a teacher.
Origin of my name “SORA”
SORA means “sky” in Japanese.
What kind of sky did you image?
You probably have pictured a tranquil sky.
In fact, the sky has a lot of different aspects. For example, the sky is sometimes covered with black clouds and heavy rain. Whereas in some nights, filled with shining stars.
This is also same for the teachers. Teachers have many different sides to them. They could be parents when they return home. They may also pursue the arts or music in their free time, becoming artists or musicians in their own right.
People often do not get to know the other ‘faces’ of a teacher. I’ll try to bridge the gap between teachers and the public. This is the origin of my name “SORA”.
Why I decided to become a teacher?
I wanted to protect children from bullying. This is the most important reason that led to my aspirations of becoming a teacher.
When I was a junior high school student, my friend was bullied by other students. I kept listening to his troubles and worries. One day, I advised him, “You should seek help from our teachers”.
But, I found out later that this was a bad choice.
His homeroom teacher said to him “If you don’t pay any mind, it’s not a problem”.
I heard that the principal and teachers were not eager to solve the problem.
This incident left a negative impact on him. Honestly speaking, I despise teachers like them who chose not to help.
As time passed, the bullying ceased. My friend told me: “I was traumatised and felt lonely. If you didn’t support me, I wouldn’t have known what to do.”
If I was his homeroom teacher, I wonder what I could have done for him. Then I thought,
there are many students in Japan who has such problems in school like him.
I thought hard about what I can do for them. Hence, I decided to become a teacher to help students solve such problems and more, allowing them to have a fulfilling time in school.
ABOUT THIS WEBSITE
This site is a place to discuss about education. Firstly, I was planning to write only in Japanese, but I changed my mind. I want to exchange many ideas from all over the world. If this site had been written only in Japanese, you may not have visited here.
Anyway, feel free to comment on any issues. Let’s share your ideas to the rest of the world. Of course, you can utilize the ideas on your school or family education.
I will pick up a variety of educational topics. For example, teacher’s overwork problem in japan, the bullying problems, strange school rules, about future educations etc…
Even so, if everyone were aware of such problems, this situation would have gotten better.
Unfortunately, many people are still ignorant to such problems.
My purpose is to “change these situations”, but I can only do so much.
Feel free to comment on any article. Your comment may be able to change someone’s mind. If it does, we might be able to have an impact on the world.
I seriously believe it.
To do so, please post a comment and share your idea.