Thank you to the TAIP members who were able to attend our AGM on Jan 21, 2021. We spent time looking back at 2020 and made some important decisions for 2021. We will send an email to members when we post the AGM Minutes in the member's section.
There are a few new faces on the Board of Directors, so please welcome them aboard!
We look forward to a great year of networking, publicity, and professional development!
TAIP President Alex Batten leads the discussion with Ayla International School Principal Puteri Zailan and a founder and Director of Youhou Eiken Kyoukai Mayumi Murata, covering licensing and authorization of early childhood care facilities in Japan.
Although there are many variations in rules and procedures based on municipality, we discuss the main framework of hoikuen, youchien, and kodomoen. We also talk about the different authorizations, such as ninka and ninka-gai.
Puteri Zailan also talks about her experience becoming a foreign hoikushi in Japan.
TAIP Secretary and Principal of Komazawa Park International School, Merete Kropp, leads a discussion about play and play-based learning with ASIJ Early Learning Center Director, Christy Carrillo, and Ohana International School Assistant Director, John Adduru.
Our discussion this episode is about the role of play in the classroom. We discuss our definitions of play, and how we use play in our schools. How we handle rough or risky play. We also talk about the role of play in developing executive function, how we document play, and how we explain these topics with parents.
After examining the importance of personal narrative and the difference between literacy and orality, Lisa teaches participants the story writing process that was initially taught to her by early childhood expert Bev Bos.
Lisa LOVES blocks, likes to play with blocks, likes to reflect on the history of blocks, likes to observe block play and really likes talking about how block play connects with all four domains of DAP.
Each week we are featuring a TAIP Member school on our social media sites. Please like follow and learn more about our schools on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!
We still have some more great TAIP Schools to post! We will be back to our daily posts starting November 29, 2021! See you soon.
We must regretfully announce the cancellation of the Autism Charity Conference originally scheduled for Saturday, February 22nd. A lot of time and effort went into this event and it was not an easy decision.
Unfortunately various details regarding the coronavirus outbreak and the logistics of the event has caused us to conclude that for reasons of safety and risk management, it is no longer possible to hold this event as planned.
We apologize and assure you that we would like to reschedule the event in the future. But given the current situation we cannot yet give an exact date.
We would like to thank Autism Partnership and K International School of Tokyo for all their support and efforts. A lot of people gave us a lot to try and make this event happen and we deeply appreciate these efforts.
Thank you for your understanding, and please contact email@example.com with any questions.
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Along with becoming part of a community of International Schools teachers, leaders, and administrator, on of the best aspects of TAIP is our commitment to Professional Development. We hold annual conferences, workshops, and training focused on early childhood education.
If you are not sure if TAIP is the right group for you or school, feel free to leave your name and email address and we will get in touch.
Please except to hear from our TAIP President or one of the members of our Publicity team.
Please welcome our newest TAIP Member, No Borders International Schools, from Nagoya!
Visit their homepage to learn more about their school.
Date: Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th May
Location: Ohana International School, 3-12-36 Motoazabu, Minato-ku 106-0046
Come and support our Ohana Garage Sale of children's clothes and books, with all funds going to Place To Grow in Japan and Ohana Learning Tree in Cambodia.