30 May 2014

Following up on last month’s blog topic on motivating students, what do you do to stay motivated and avoid burnout as a teacher?

29 May 2014

Do you teach young learners in an academy or in the public sector?

29 May 2014

Do you teach young learners in an academy or in the public sector?

26 May 2014

In my experience, there are only a few reasons for conducting one-to-one lessons.

20 May 2014

Following up on last month’s blog topic on motivating students, what do you do to stay motivated and avoid burnout as a teacher?

15 May 2014

My experience shows that lesson planning depends on three key factors.

11 May 2014

In all the years I've been teaching I must have written thousands of reports.

07 May 2014

Writing a lesson plan before a class is a bit like writing a list before packing for a trip.

06 May 2014

It's that time of year for many of us -- just a few weeks left in a very long school year.

  • What simple steps or strategies would you recommend to help teachers stay motivated?I have been teaching English for more than 25 years and although there have been a few times when I felt exhausted and demotivated, I have always found a way to get...
  • Do you teach young learners in an academy or in the public sector? If so, you almost certainly write reports and meet parents at teacher/parent evenings. What do you do to prepare for these? What do you say to parents whose kids are having...
  • Do you teach young learners in an academy or in the public sector? If so, you almost certainly write reports and meet parents at teacher/parent evenings. What do you do to prepare for these? What do you say to parents whose kids are having...
  • In my experience, there are only a few reasons for conducting one-to-one lessons. I mean, naturally, those pupils who attend the usual school, not any special cases, like home-schooling, or correctional schools, or any other specialized institutions...
  • What simple steps or strategies would you recommend to help teachers stay motivated?RESETHere are my five top tips for how to RESET your motivation!ReadThere are hundreds of ELT books out there, written by enthusiastic, engaged, motivated...
  • Not just physically (standing up, walking around and lugging books and equipment is demanding), but mentally and emotionally. When a lesson goes well, you feel on top of the world, and, when it goes badly…well, let’s just say many of us struggle not...
  •  My experience shows that lesson planning depends on three key factors. The teacher's level of English Find even a few minutes every day to do the following: read a book in the original version; watch a show or a clip; visit an educational site....
  • ReportsI've written reports for kids, teens, adults and corporate students. I’ve written both individual and class reports usually over a semester of no more than 6 months. In the past I have found myself with lots of work to do at the end of term...
  • You can travel without a list of course but you will avoid a few problems if you spend a bit of time planning – not a whole week though. That would be silly. A few minutes should be enough. Pre-empting problems will bring peace of mind and when it...
  • What can we do instead of counting down the days until the end and be energized for our students and for us?I was a community organizer for nineteen years prior to becoming a teacher eleven years ago. Here are a few ideas that are modified versions...