TAIP Fall Annual Conference — Daniel Hodgins

Dear Members,

We are proud to announce the Tokyo Association of International Preschools’ (TAIP) 2017 Fall Annual Conference. The event will be held on Saturday, November 11th at K International School Tokyo, and will run from 9: 00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The event will feature Daniel Hodgins, an internationally noted presenter and author of “Boys: Changing the Classroom, Not the Child,” and “GET OVER IT, Relearning guidance practices.” He has a unique grasp of children and family issues learned from over 30 plus years of experience working as a teacher, director, educator and parent in both the private and public sector. Mr. Hodgins has been working in the field for years and has extensive knowledge and a unique presentation style.

Mr. Hodgins will kindly be leading two workshops on this day:

Morning (9am-12pm): Looking Through the Eyes of Boys and Girls – Looking at the differences between boys and girls, their learning styles; feelings and environmental needs.

Afternoon (1pm-4pm): Children Who Take You To The End of Your Rope – What are the causes for the increase in challenging behaviors?  Strategies to support the development of self-control.

The event will cost 10,000 yen for the full day (both workshops, lunch included), or 5,000 yen for a half-day (one workshop, lunch not included). TAIP members are eligible for a 50% discount. Space is limited so please register ASAP to ensure a seat.


Thank you, and we hope as many of you as possible will take the time to attend this very special opportunity!


TAIP Board of Directors


TAIP Fall Director’s Meeting

Dear TAIP Member School Directors,

I hope you all have had time over the summer to reconnect with friends and family and have returned to a new school year refreshed and rejuvenated.

Last March TAIP held a Director’s meeting as a means to provide an opportunity for us to come together, network, discuss issues we face, and provide support to each other. The numbers that were able to attend were rather small, but I believe the meeting itself surpassed expectations. Those connections made have created a relationship that continues to exist. As Directors our support circles can be quite small, and this is one way that TAIP reaches out and provides an opportunity to create and renew relationships that help support us in our jobs to be the best for our schools.

On Thursday, Nov. 2nd, from 6:00 pm, I will be hosting this school year’s Directors social gathering at Summerhill International School. All member school Directors or their delegated Administrative staff are invited to attend. I hope this timing works well for you and you are able to join us.

Please RSVP by the end of September your intent to attend so that I can properly prepare the refreshments. If you have some topics that you know you would like to share with others, let me know and I will prepare an informal agenda.

I look forward to renewing discussion with those of you who attended last year, and am excited to welcome new Directors into the circle.

Warm regards,
TAIP President

TAIP Fall Conference Registration Open

Dear Members,

We are thrilled to announce the opening of registration for our October 8th Fall Annual Conference at The Montessori School of Tokyo. You can find the details and description in our original post HERE.

Both these incredible presenters will provide an excellent opportunity for professional development. We are doing our best to make as much space as possible for participants, but we believe this event will be popular and would like to encourage members to sign-up ASAP. Seats are limited!

You may sign up at our Event Registration Page. You should receive a confirmation email shortly afterward.

Principals, directors and administrators…PLEASE share this info with your teachers. We are frequently contacted by teachers from member schools asking about these events.

Once again, HERE is the event info and HERE is the registration page. Please don’t delay!

Thank you, and we hope as many of you as possible will find the time to come.



TAIP Board of Directors

2016 TAIP Annual Fall Conference

Dear Members,

We are thrilled to announce the details of our 2016 Fall Annual Conference. We have been hard at work preparing something very special this year, and hope as many of you as possible will try and find the time to attend. The details are as follows:

Date: Saturday, October 8th

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: The Montessori School of Tokyo

Price: Full-day: 5,000 yen with TAIP membership (10,000 yen for non-members). Half-day: 2,500 with TAIP membership (5,000 yen for non-members)


Lisa Murphy

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Lisa Murphy, founder of Ooey Goey, has been leading seminars in the early childhood education education community for nearly 20 years. She has presented at schools and events all over the world, including NAEYC, where our staff found her. Her sessions are energetic, informative and highly applicable to the preschool classroom. The focus will be on creating a child-centered environment at school as well as a plethora of ideas and strategies for the preschool classroom. She will be running a full day seminar (there is no half-day option) that promises to be a very special event indeed.


Covenant Players


For over forty years, Covenant Players has used the dramatic arts to support the work of educators and social workers throughout the world. They use drama in the classroom to develop confidence and coordination, build teamwork and help students address the universal themes that address the universal human condition. This workshop will focus on helping teachers to effectively implement drama in the preschool classroom and engage students of all personalities and backgrounds. Participants should come prepared to have fun, participate and experience the wonderful world of imagination and how it can be used as an educational resource. This will be a half-day seminar available in both the morning and afternoon.


A flyer and instructions for registration will be coming soon. We hope as many of you as possible will take this opportunity to join TAIP’s 2016 Fall Annual Conference.



TAIP Board of Directors