The following students have earned extra credit for the exercise videos by completing the extra credit critique of the Thankful Exercise Video. Extra Credit is now closed for this quarter. Thank you to those who participated:
If you do not see your name but submitted an extra credit assignment ahead of the deadline, please let me know ASAP so that I can properly adjust your grades. Thank you!
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. Students interested in video production can also enroll in our Sumemr Enrichment Program, Advanced CTE Media, and Afterschool Media Club.
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 occuring 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 comparrison 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.