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Page history last edited by Conor 3 years, 9 months ago

Hey everyone.


My name is Conor and I'm a 30 year old dad from Yakima, Washington but living in Tokyo, Japan. I like Marvel comics, singing Disney songs, video games, and dad jokes. 

My first academic love was linguistics, and I graduated from the University of Montana with a degree in Japanese. After moving to Japan, I discovered that I also really enjoy teaching. I moved from teaching English to being a full time Early Childhood teacher at an International Preschool. Now I am working towards completing my teacher certification and also teach grade 2 in Elementary.



Here's some of my work.


1. Case Study for Socially Struggling 5 Year Old

I am particularly proud of this case study. Done long before module 8, I still found it beneficial to try and write about an actual student of mine (instead of basing it on the example students we were given.) He was a student who I really wanted to see succeed, and I feel like progress was made as a result of this assignment.

2. Project Based Learning: My Family Slideshow

I thought this was a cute idea to spice up a standard technology based assignment that many students might get at the beginning of the year. It incorporates using mobile device cameras for fun, which is something a lot of students, even young children, like to do anyways. 

3. Behavior Blog

This is a pretty standard blog, but it's on a very important topic. I learned the importance of proper behavior management even before starting my certification program from several years of preschool classes. Having a proper set of behavior procedures can turn a potentially problematic class into a manageable situation.  

4. Game Project

Game design theory is another passion of mine, so I was very thrilled to find out that we got to design a game for an assignment. It was a group project where I worked alongside my coworkers Adam and Nichole. I'm extremely proud of this and would actually like to actually make it some day. 


Other assorted blog posts 

Flow Response


Gradual Release of Responsibilities

Blog 2, on various teaching methods.

Classroom Observations

Assessment Blog

PBL Assessment Blog

Pre-Assessment Blog

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