Ten years ago, on Monday, August 20, 2017, I stepped into my very first classroom. Twenty two years old, teaching undergraduates at the University of
Kids need novelty. Every blog from every teacher I follow, every textbook on language teaching, and every bIt of common sense in my head tells
1000 Days 1000 days ago (1001, to be exact) I wrote a post about having fun in the classroom. I wrote another one (about 870 days
As teachers, we want to control all the things the students are doing. It is in the nature of our profession to create perfect students who do things exactly as we tell them and give us answers that are exactly what we are expecting, but that’s not how kids work. They want to do things their own way and be individuals. If our grip is too tight, if we don’t allow their individuality, creativity, and ingenuity to shine through, we might turn off the students to learning and acquiring languages altogether.
I have a colleague and very good friend who asked me about my presentation at the SCOLT conference in Orlando (see this post). Her main
It’s been a while. It’s been time to decompress, time to focus on the art of teaching, time away from the hustle and bustle of