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!

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Good Study Habits

2016-12-03T00:00:12+00:00

Good study habits Good study habits do more for learning in any situation than any fancy app, worksheet or trick that's out there. It works for everything. If you want results you have to be consistent and apply yourself to [...]

Student Levels

2016-12-19T02:19:30+00:00

Student Levels Student levels shouldn't be particularly difficult to assign. However, more often than not there is a fair amount of confusion surrounding assigning and explaining levels. So, I would love your feedback on this. As a mental exercise I found it [...]

The Memory Palace

2016-12-21T00:32:20+00:00

The Memory Palace Memory Palace is an amazing monthly podcast I came across recently. It's been around for a few years, so I started with the very earliest episodes. They are simply brilliant, in part because of their brevity. Many of the early [...]

Vocabulary Spelling City

2016-12-22T00:18:38+00:00

Vocabulary Spelling City Vocabulary Spelling City is a fun app I found through the website of the same name. You can check it out here: Spelling City. The app is free and easy to use and only takes a minute [...]

Shh! We have a plan!

2016-12-17T00:53:31+00:00

Shh! We have a plan! Shh! We have a plan! is a cute little book and you'll probably love it. My son wanted me to buy it while we were out shopping one day. We were looking around the book store and [...]