Kohgakusha - Our Guiding Principles

Kohgakusha - Our Guiding Principles

The current state of the classroom, from the educational side, casts a great shadow onto the learners, or children. This is the "Mirror Principle". And so, we subscribe to the motto of "Friendship, Enjoyment, and Interest" as our guiding principles of classroom management. The theme of "Friendship, Enjoyment, and Interest" may seem to be rather simple thing to understand, but in reality it is hard to consistently practice these principles. On account of this, for the sake of the development of Kohgakusha, we must struggle together day by day with all our strength.

Friendship

First, "Friendship" means that a staff member who can't get along well with co-workers will also not be able to make a connection of trust with the students' hearts. A person who insists obstinately that they can get along only with the students is a hypocrite. Our style of education is not one on one. We approach education as a team organization. Not until the personal relationships in the schools are good, can classrooms qualify as real places of learning.

Friendship

Next is "Enjoyment". Those who can't wait for the day to end, or otherwise don't enjoy their work as educators are not qualified to be educators. Children naturally congregate at places that they consider to be 'fun'. Children have sharp instincts, and can easily spot a false smile. Your enjoyment of your work must be real. Abiding by this principle requires constant effort.

Friendship

Finally "Interest", what might that entail? There is no way that one can be interested in one's work, if that work doesn't produce results. Only by raising one's goals, and producing results can one's work be considered interesting. It's not quite enough to enjoy certain moments or tasks when at work. It is important to enjoy the job as a whole. This is actually quite difficult. It is necessary to find a certain amount of resolve, and cultivate it.