middle school students in classroom wearing masks

Visitors from Afar

Thursday, September 19, 2019


Landmark EMS welcomed two educational study groups from Japan this week. Many were returning for their second, third, or more visits with us. The group was led by Professor Kazuki Tani and busy with a full schedule of observations including tutorials, classes, and even the Bike Repair shop and Elementary Music. 

They visited with Bruce Miller, social studies department head, and heard presentations from Jennifer Schley-Johnson on ACTIVE reading strategies as well as from Wendy Ellis on social thinking. We think their thought bubbles at the end of the day expressed appreciation for their takeaways from Landmark, and we all loved interacting with fellow educators from Japan.

The visitors shared our enthusiasm. “We can’t thank you enough for everything you’ve done for us. We excitedly discussed the experience at our hotel room until midnight. We have to make sure that we apply to our classes what we learned during our visit,” said Kazuki Tani.