The beginning of the year traditionally is the time to think about the future, make plans and set goals. In the first issue of this year, our bloggers Patrice Palmer, Kevin Stein, Ruthie Iida, and Matthew Turner look at the year ahead in their four very own different ways – they talk about comfort zone and dreams, contemplate the creative benefits of joining a gym, and get a reflective approach to changing jobs. What are YOU looking forward to this year?
Online learning is a reality we’ve been living for a while and its flipside – online teaching – is worthwhile paying closer attention. In this issue, our new blogger Joanna Malefaki and two of our very own Advanced Course trainers, Katherine Bilsborough and Patrice Palmer, share their invaluable experience and advice on how to be successful online teachers.
Our students make mistakes while learning a new language, and we as teachers have to deal with those mistakes every day. How should we do that so that learners keep learning instead of getting demotivated? In this issue, Chris Mares, Marc Jones, and John Pfordresher share their ideas on the vital matter of error correction.
All teachers go through observation at some point in their careers and many only know it as an assessment tool. However, there are ways to make classroom observation a highly beneficial experience. In this issue, Chris Mares, Alexandra Chistyakova, and our new blogger John Pfordresher discuss the guidelines to a successful observation experience, as well as offer some insights into peer and self observation.