The Teacher Voice Matters Part 2

It really bothers me when governments, higher powers and/or senior management teams make decisions for teachers about what they can and cannot do without involving current teachers in the discussion. We see this happening time and time again where they expect teachers to jump and bend over backwards with every new policy, every new regulation,... Continue Reading →

Give Them Confidence

Sometimes I wish that I could take the confidence I have in myself to do academic work, bottle it up in over a hundred mini capsules and just give it to my learners to drink, mix into their food or even spray it on like a perfume or cologne. That is my greatest challenge in... Continue Reading →

Raising Standards Through Collaboration

This week I had the opportunity to do something great! I was asked to present to a global audience on an important topic that will probably stand the test of time. I am sharing my slides with you because I want this to echo to as many people as possible. Collaboration in all its forms... Continue Reading →

Setting vs Marking The Paper

Not so long ago I was asked which one is more difficult as a teacher setting the test/exam paper or marking it? At that point in time I was not so sure, I was just neutral, thinking "oh well, it is just part of the job." After going through an entire quarter of school, I... Continue Reading →

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