About Mike

Hi! I'm from Brooklyn New York and am currently living in the Tokyo area as a teacher at an amazing school in Kanagawa. I'm currently working on textbook designs plus for language acquisition and loving it!

Tim Ferriss

2016-11-29T04:25:08+00:00

The Tim Ferris Experiment Tim Ferriss is a ton of fun and if you haven't heard of him yet I'm glad to introduce you. He's an amazing guy with a growth mindset out to learn the skills that will take him to [...]

Tim Ferriss 2016-11-29T04:25:08+00:00

Zombie Cup Blaster

2016-11-24T23:25:47+00:00

  Zombie cup blasters is a simple game, blast the zombies, but don’t blast the survivors.  (Huge thanks to my coworker John for introducing this. He’s SO good with games it's scary.) How to play Print these images, laminate them and [...]

Zombie Cup Blaster 2016-11-24T23:25:47+00:00

Getting The Most Out of Lessons

2016-12-01T02:57:14+00:00

Getting the most from lessons How do you guarantee students are actually getting the most from lessons they take and that they follow up on what you practice?In my case many of my private students neither need or want to follow a [...]

Getting The Most Out of Lessons 2016-12-01T02:57:14+00:00

Verbling

2016-12-07T23:29:51+00:00

Verbling I recently found out about this interesting site called Verbling. It's an online platform that connects teachers and students for online classes which cost about fifteen U.S. dollars. To be honest, I'm tempted to sign up just to practice [...]

Verbling 2016-12-07T23:29:51+00:00

Zombies Love Brains Preview

2016-12-09T23:43:20+00:00

Zombies Love Brains I'm so happy to share this preview image of the latest book I've illustrated: Zombies Love Brains! Written by Colin M Drysdale, Zombies Love Brains has been an incredibly interesting project to work on. I've been doing the illustrations over [...]

Zombies Love Brains Preview 2016-12-09T23:43:20+00:00

NoRedInk

2016-12-18T08:55:40+00:00

NoRedInk NoRedInk is an interesting service that can be a lot of help for teachers. This is especially true if you find yourself in a situation like I have. Because, I have to admit to being swamped by students' writing [...]

NoRedInk 2016-12-18T08:55:40+00:00

Zombie Stickers on Line

2016-12-01T07:16:16+00:00

Zombie Stickers on Line If you use the popular communication platform Line, you definitely want these fun, Zombie-themed stickers. Just click any of the images below and off you'll go to the land of the dead with Zombie Mike's hilarious walkers. The [...]

Zombie Stickers on Line 2016-12-01T07:16:16+00:00

Planet Money

2016-12-15T01:59:23+00:00

Planet Money Planet Money is an amazing podcast on NPR. And you don't have to work in finance to appreciate it. In fact, you don't even have to be very good with money to reap the benefits. Unfortunately some of my international [...]

Planet Money 2016-12-15T01:59:23+00:00

Quizlet

2016-12-16T06:04:06+00:00

Quizlet Quizlet is an AWESOME little app I downloaded a while back but didn't use much. Recently my friend Valeria (such a cool name) reminded me about it so I checked it out. And I have to say it's now one [...]

Quizlet 2016-12-16T06:04:06+00:00

Ten Tips to Remember New Words

2016-11-30T23:26:51+00:00

Ten Tips to Remember New Words No tip trick or method is ever going to work unless you put in the work to make it effective for you. That being said, here are some techniques that can work for most people [...]

Ten Tips to Remember New Words 2016-11-30T23:26:51+00:00