アメリカ研修 Certificates of Completion
We had Final presentation. Can you believe we used a classroom of HARVARD UNIVERSITY? We felt the traditional atmosphere at Harvard Univ. Of course, every student was nervous, for they would have to make a final speech. I was glad to see some students were eager to make his or her own speech so much so that they practiced speaking English on the bus. They are great. We can call them “Wicked Smaaht!” They wanted to catch the chance to improve themselves. What is most important thing in life is preparation for what you should do next. “No pain, no gain.” This kind of efforts would lead them to success in the next stage of their life.
"Do what I want, Do what I love."
Just 2 weeks ago, students hesitated to talk to Americans. Their attitude toward English is naïve. But now they knew a bunch of love from host family. They met some great persons who had achieved their goal in the U.S. They talked to Harvard and M.I.T students who kept on pursuing their own dreams. Through those experiences, students trained harder to become a global leader. They noticed they would have to step out of their comfort zone. Of course, their home in Japan is a kind of a comfort zone. But I hope they will think about the real meaning of “Step out of your comfort zone”, or “What can you do in your daily life?”
On the first day of homestay program, I said to students in my speech, “The brick walls aren’t there to keep you out. The brick walls are there to show how badly you want something. The brick walls are there to keep out others.”
We met a lot of "brick wall breakers" in the U.S., including Hinako. We keep on learning from their stories.
"So happy! My last classroom students are you all."
Mrs. Kobayashi will retire our school this spring. Our “sweetheart” students prepared for “thank you ceremony”. What a wonderful students! That’s why I love BUNAN students.