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OK, so the title of this article might have confused you a little bit. After all, when you go off teaching English overseas, YOU'RE the teacher! What could you possibly LEARN? A lot!
The challenge to deal with students well is one of the reasons why becoming a teacher is never boring If you're an elementary school teacher, you're dealing with children that prefer playing games to studying subjects. If you're teaching at high school, it's very hard to deal with children in puberty periods. Even, if you're a lecturer, you face more challenges too because college students often think that they're already an adult and feel they're right mos
Research journals are filled with strategies to motivate students to increase student engagement and performance. It seems to me, an important prerequisite question isn't asked enough. That is, how do you motivate teachers to be more effective? If teachers aren't motivated to improve the performance of their students, the students are not likely to be motivated themselves. To motivate teachers it is important to understand more about motivation.
I have long been a proponent of finding alternatives to standardized tests, including the use of portfolio assessment and other authentic assessments that measure real learning and not the ability to choose the correct answer. Along this line, I had a conversation a few days ago with another educator about the concept of the bell curve and how intelligence, as it is viewed, can be a more accurate determiner of achieving proficiency.
There seems no shortage of ideas regarding what defines a “good” teacher in the context of IELTS instruction. Teachers and teaching have become subjects of conversation by a wide range of interested specialists. The literature contains a vast range of ideas, preconceptions and vested interests, each with a point of view to expound. One difficulty encountered in reviewing the literature is the way in which “good teacher,” “good teaching,” and “
After careful consideration of all the above, I chose The TEFL Institute, Bangkok (www.teflthai.com), impressed by their attitude and philosophy towards learning teaching. Fortunately, I found it to be a massively positive experience, not least I am sure, due to the fact that I found a course that emphatically provided the answers I needed to the questions above.