We are a few core collaborators and a ton of cool people we’ve been lucky to work with at MASH events since 2007:
MASH JALT ‘09- A huge MASH BASH with over 75 people and a 120-beer restaurant.
Click on any link above to see the event poster.
Through these events we’ve brought together hundreds of people interested in professional development through collaboration.
Some MASH Collaboration Core Members
Steven arrived in Japan in 1989 for a one-year adventure. He has progressively evolved into becoming a professional EFL English teacher. A combination of sensitivity in the classroom, 20 years of experience and the MA TEFL has brought him to this exciting point in his career. He believes that being a teacher means a commitment to learning. “We have to first connect with our students, and then expect them to grow in some way; the rest we just work out day by day.” He is very interested in extensive writing, extensive reading and exploring Nation’s four strands approach in the classroom.
Philip Shigeo Brown
Phil loves teaching and learning, reflecting and growing with others. Exploring the learning process from many perspectives, he enjoys connecting meaningfully with a wide range of people. Since 2001, he has taught EFL in various contexts in Japan, from kindergarten, junior and senior high school, and university, to ‘juku’ (cram school), private corporations, and government ministries, as well as volunteered on Peace Boat. He is currently a lecturer and learning advisor at Konan Women’s University, a tutor on the University of Birmingham Distance MA TEFL/TESL program, and founding member of MASH Collaboration.His main pedagogical and research interests include learner and teacher autonomy and development (especially vocabulary learning strategies, self-access and negotiated learning), as well as critical and creative thinking, global issues, content-based learning and content and language integrated learning (CLIL). Together with Theron Muller, Steven Herder and John Adamson, Phil is coeditor of Innovating EFL Teaching in Asia (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), and currently working with the same team on Exploring EFL Fluency in Asia.
Exploring Issues Surrounding the Use of Post-Reading Activities, Monitoring, and Grades in an Extensive Reading Approach. The Journal of the Teacher Education Program, Himeji Dokkyo University. (2006)
Using Records from Weekly Reading Reports as Indicators of Participation in Extensive Reading; Proceedings from Temple University Japan Applied Linguistics Colloquium. (2006)
Asking Questions in the Interactive Television Classroom- How Easy Is It? University of Hawaii. (1995)
Andy is an Associate Professor at Toyo Gakuen University and has been teaching in Japan for about 13 years. His research interests include teacher development, action research, motivation and more. He has published and presented on his work extensively both in and outside of Japan. He has also helped (is helping) to organize many TESOL-related conferences. His PhD study focuses on how interacting in non-judgmental environments can facilitate the development of the teacher-researcher via reflection, increased awareness, and discovery of possible next steps forward. Motto - The only real limitation is how far we allow our imagination to take us!