Unique teaching methods of a famous Japanese teacher attract Vietnamese students

Students were excited and engaged in learning how to do maths quickly and read words aloud, thanks to the unique teaching method of Prof.Kageyama Hideo.

Mr. Kageyama enthusiastically instructed Class 2-2 JIP students 

In the afternoon of September 17th, Prof. Kageyama Hideo taught students in Class 2-2 JIP of Japanese International School. This is the first time he has had contact with Vietnamese students. Many teachers in the school participated in this class with the desire to observe and understand the teaching methods of this professor to further improve the quality of their lessons in the future.

Mr. Kageyama Hideo is a world-renowned teacher with a method named after him, which is a way to improve student’s performance by repeatedly learning, or the habit of living properly and healthily. In particular, the calculation method "Hyakumasu Keisan" (100 boxes) has improved maths calculation speed a lot. Since 2004, he has been invited by Japan's Prime Minister – Shinzo Abe – to work as a member of the Education Commission for the government. In 2008, he started teaching at Ritsumeikan University.

In Class 2-2, Mr. Kageyama gave the students a simple math problem or had them rewrite the typed printouts but timed to see how quickly the students finished, then let them read aloud Japanese sentences with rhymes. Students were very interested in this method.

Many teachers participated in this class with the desire to observe and understand the teaching methods to further improve the quality of their lessons in the future

During the lessons, students and teachers were impressed by a 60-year-old but energetic professor who was constantly interacting with them. At the age of 7, the children were highly active even during school hours but this teacher knew how to mingle with and help them feel comfortable very quickly.

Mr. Kageyama has very good body language that appeals to his students. As the students did the math, he appeared to be surprised and clapped hands as soon as they finished. He instructed the whole class how to inhale and exhale for energy, and calm down for the next challenge.

The lesson was fun, students were excited to join in, some even gave their works to the teacher for checking. With meticulous care, he went to each student to see how they were working, even sat down on the floor just to guide the children who were slower than the others.

Explaining this method, he said, "This is not to say that you are more intelligent, but rather to speed up your brain thinking. At some point, the child will achieve something bigger. Children will feel that their efforts have paid off and will be more eager to learn. 

Below are some pictures about that interesting lesson with Prof. Kageyama Hideo in Class 2-2 JIP on Sept. 17th:

At the beginning of the class, Mr. Kageyama made funny gestures to make the students laugh and create friendliness

He guided students to do math quickly

He used the timer to see how long a student needed to complete a math problem

"This is not to say that you are smarter, but rather to speed up your brain thinking. At some point, the child will achieve something bigger”, Mr. Kageyama said.

He expressed joy and applauded the students who finished early

He would explain how to do the task to students who did not understand its requirements 

His method of teaching was very dedicated, meticulous and he always encouraged students to complete the exercise

Mr. Kageyama's good body language attracted students in his lesson

He instructed the student how to breathe in and out to relieve stress, stay calm and focus on the next exercise

Thanks to that, students focused on the lesson to the last minute

He instructed the class to read out loud a rhythmic Japanese passage

Japanese teachers supported students to speak more fluently

He carefully examined the work of each student in the class 

Students bowed and thanked Mr. Kageyama for this interesting lesson

Phuong Chi