TOSS (Teachers’ Organization of Skill Sharing) is Japan’s largest private educational research organization.
To provide valuable education to all children, TOSS works with teachers and educators throughout Japan to collect and disseminate excellent educational techniques and methods, while researching important issues in education. In addition, our organization continues its efforts to improve teachers’ skills through study group activities and seminars. Currently, there are more than 700 study groups and approximately 10,000 members.
The quality of education in Japan is currently quite high by world standards. Teachers are sincere and enthusiastic, children’s academic performance is well ranked, and there are few behavioral problems. To build on this foundation, we at TOSS have been networking with teachers to research, validate, improve, disseminate, and share our teaching techniques. We have also developed countless teaching materials and books over 30 years to build on current strengths.
We hope that many educators will use TOSS resources to benefit children worldwide. It is our mission to pass on what we have. It would also be wonderful to exchange information with overseas educational institutions on critical educational issues such as ICT-based education, communication skills using second languages, such as English, and special needs education to benefit our students mutually.
To this end, TOSS continues to exchange information by promoting visits between Japan, Asia, Europe, and the United States. Our mission is to further promote such overseas exchanges and utilize the strengths of TOSS to serve the development of education at home and abroad.
We look forward to working with educational institutions in other countries with whom we can exchange information as partners.
Every Last Child Must Be Cherished, Without Exception.
We endeavor to do this by carrying out various practices and research.
TOSS operates this website to share excellent educational techniques and methods. More than 20,000 pieces of educational content are available for free. These range from lesson plans for each subject to classroom management techniques, special needs education, and more.
TOSS Teaching Skill Certification
TOSS provides a licensing system to assess teachers’ teaching skills to improve their teaching ability. TOSS was the pioneer in introducing a key measure for teaching skills to the Japanese education field. Our licenses are classified into 49 levels, each with specific evaluation criteria. More than 5,000 teachers have taken the exam.
TOSS holds more than 3,000 seminars per year to improve teaching skills. These seminars cover various topics, including teaching skills, classroom management, and special needs education.
TOSS Study Group
There are more than 700 TOSS study groups in Japan. They voluntarily hold mock classes, review teaching plan proposals, and exchange educational information to improve teaching skills.
TOSS Educational Materials
TOSS continues to develop various innovative teaching materials and tools that develop children’s abilities and help teachers improve classroom learning environments.