4 new videos have been added to the vimeo site. 3 out of the 4 will be aired at the Campbell x Kapolei Student Film Festival that will be hosted at our school in a couple of days! The last video is a special video that was made by the staff for Mrs. Kawaguchi's last day at our school. It's a light hearted look at one of the founding administrators of the EMMS culture. Check all them out! Don't forget...
About The Program
The Ewa Makai Media group consists of Hawaii's First All-Inclusive Mandatory Media Program focusing on: Video Production, Social Media, and App Design.
About Mr. Toyota
When they say "professions run in the family," the saying holds true for my family and I. My mother, my aunty, and my grandmother were all teachers before me and I didn't ever think I'd be the one to take up the mantle. I've been teaching since 2008 and started at the age of 23 years old.
I'm a National Board Certified teacher with a Bachelor's in Secondary Education: Social Studies. Additionally, I serve as a HSTA PD Trainer, Media Department Head, Club Advisor, and Event Organizer for the Leeward Middle School Film Festival.
Basic Teaching Philosophy
There are constantly occurring learning opportunities. As a teacher, it is my duty to not only help students see these opportunities at face value, but to help them profit from these experiences.
I believe that learning is growing and that growing in the right direction is an important aspect of being successful. I can help the imperfect, I can hardly help those who are perfect. Although academics is an important part of a child's life, I understand that a child's life is even more important than school as an institution. Homework, tests, grades, and due dates pale in comparison to preparing a child for their future. I am but one person amongst a community of people that will come into a child's life, whether my role is small or large, my actions have lasting implications.
I will always strive to make a difference, to help student's grow in the right direction, to develop their passions, and to prepare them for the struggles ahead. It is my duty, my honor, and my will as their teacher.