What is the life of a freelance English teacher like? How do we know it’s time to take the step? In this issue, Marc Jones, Patrice Palmer, and our new blogger Tim Thompson share their stories and tips for those of us considering this change.
What do we fear as teachers? What are our students afraid of? How should we deal with fear in the classroom? In this issue Chris Mares, Matthew Noble, and our new blogger Matthew Turner will each examine ‘fear’ from their own different perspectives.
In the second issue of our blog devoted to Feedback, Kevin Stein, Angelos Bollas and Anne Hendler share their stories of experience on garnering feedback from students and talk about the lessons that a teacher can learn from doing so.
Why do we need feedback? Who is it for, teachers or students? What are some of the techniques to provide it? In this issueTheodora Papapanagiotou and our two new bloggers, Zhenya Polosatova and Patrice Palmer, will discuss various ways to look at feedback in teaching and teacher training.
Failure is an experience that many, if not all, teachers and students have been through. In this issue Chuck Sandy, Jessica Brook and Theodora Papapanagiotou share their personal stories and give ideas on how we can learn from getting it wrong.