Tagged: skills

Recognizing a good teacher

I had a number of wonderful emails about my blog post – TEFL “non stick” teaching. So I decided to make the blog post into a presentation. (download here – with music – Being a good teacher) Also see my almost iconic presentation, Effective EFL...

TEFL Non – Stick Teaching

I stumbled upon Alex Case’s old blog post, “25 ways to get away with being a crap English teacher”. Insightful list that I could add to. However, I’d rather focus on the positive so I thought I’d address the question posed in one of the...

Faking it …..

Today, my “much better half” insisted that our dog Chico could understand Korean. She showed me how he could understand Korean and sit and stay, even give paw. I had a good chuckle. Not much different to many teachers who believe their students understand them...

The #1 … (book to learn about teaching lessons)

The #1 … (book to learn about teaching lessons)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. Oxford Basics Teaching isn’t the easiest of things and it takes time to acquire sound skill and knowledge. However, you can speed up that process and I find the Oxford series of handbooks invaluable...

Using the board

Using the board is something that seems “simple” but yet requires a learning curve and gets better with experience. Here are some things I’ve gleamed from experience and put to good stead over the years. (and by no means am I an expert – see...

The Writing Process vs the Writing Product

During my own teacher training and in my professional development throughout the years, whenever “writing” as a skill comes up — inevitably all the talk is about “The Writing Process”. While I do believe in some ESL settings and in many L1 classrooms, the writing...

Teaching Skills – the small things count

Teaching Skills – the small things count

This is #1 of a series of presentations focusing on micro teaching skills. The next will be even more practical. I hope to get some time to clarify these ideas but if you have any questions – please ask! Hope this helps some teachers out...

The “small” things – micro teaching skills.

Continuing off from yesterday’s post about micro skills and management that can really decrease the distance between teacher and student — I thought I’d continue and post up some helpful “small” and practical advice that I’ve gleaned from my diverse 17 years of EFL /...

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