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Vincent Marx
Worked at Interagency Academy
Attended West Valley High School
Lives in Tokyo
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It has been two years since the terrible earthquake and tsunami in Japan on March 11, 2011. Let's continue to remember those affected by the disaster. Many are still in the long process of recovery--still grieving and still rebuilding their lives. However, do you notice the resiliency--especially in the children?
http://youtu.be/4rJmBvaUVcs
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Hi all, this is an experiment. I don't have the best equipment here, so the quality is not so good, but I wanted to see if we could get an asynchronous video conversation going. That way, those learning English can have a chance to practice hearing unrehearsed English and maybe even be brave enough to join in by submitting their own videos as a response to this one. 
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This is great! Nice to meet you, Vince... The best part of your speech is when you say: "I only have one wife..." :-)))

Thanks for the video!
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My wife and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary in Hawaii last week. It was a great trip! Take a look at the sunset!
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Thanks!
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Just noticed we are over 100 members now! :-)
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YAY!!!
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Hello everyone! 
Just joined up! 
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Hello and welcome!
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Hello everyone! I'm excited to try a MOOC for the first time. I've posted my self-introduction on my brand new blog. Please check out my FREE HUGS for WORLD PEACE video. It's my pride and joy! :-)
http://1truespirit.wordpress.com/2013/01/15/self-introduction/
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Occupation
Writer/Teacher
Employment
  • Interagency Academy
  • King County Juvenile Detention Center
  • Sogo Horei Publishing Company
  • Institute of Child English Education
  • Blue Lion English School
  • JET Program
Places
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Currently
Tokyo
Previously
Washington State - Philadelphia, PA - Yokohama, Japan - Seattle, WA - Yakima, WA - Tokyo, Japan
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Introduction
A little about myself...

I taught at Interagency Academy Alternative School for the Seattle School District from 1990 to 1999 and again from 2002 to 2007. For much of that time, I taught at the juvenile detention facility and took on various leadership roles, including Site Coordinator. 

From 1999 to 2002 I was an Assistant Language Teacher in the JET Program.

I moved to Tokyo again in 2008, and along with teaching at Scientific Education Group, I also contract for World Family and The Institute of Child English Education where I write English material for school curriculum and for publication.

I maintain my connection with my home state and the education system there by being on the board of directors for Phi Delta Kappa, Washington State Chapter (a professional association in education). I have a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Saint Martin's University, a Master of Science in Education from Walden University, and a  Principal Certification from City University (certifying me to be a principal from Pre-K to 12th grade). 

After moving to Japan I earned my TEFL Certificate (letter of completion and details) from ITTT (International TEFL Teacher Training).

In December of 2011, I started doing FREE HUG events. You can check out my videos on my Youtube channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/VincentMarx). They all are special events that were done for a purpose. The biggest event involved getting cities from all around the world to do FREE HUGS for WORLD PEACE

Bragging rights
Initiated a world-wide FREE HUGS for WORLD PEACE event on International Day of Peace, Sep 21. View on Youtube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dt1r8gizEGg
Education
  • West Valley High School
  • Yakima Valley Community College
  • Saint Martin's University
  • City University
  • Walden University
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