Academic Management Podasts
In mainstream education, half of all teachers leave the teaching profession within five years of joining. If teachers are the most important factor in helping students learn it’s essential we figure out what managers, schools and teachers themselves can do to solve this problem.
Testing is a huge part of learning, but most teachers don't know a lot about it. We ask test guru Dan Elsworth all about testing. What is a test? How is it different to an assessment? How Can you go about writing a test? How can you assess students for a learner profile? How do tests affect teaching? Yes, we asked him a lot of questions. Listen to hear the answers...
We interview Jessica Keller who has recruited over 1000 ESL teachers in China, Korea, Japan and the USA about the importance of recruitement as well as do's and don'ts for schools and teachers during the recruitment process.
Becoming a teacher trainer is super popular career goal for new teachers, but it can also seem pretty daunting. How can you move from teaching into training?We speak with three teacher trainers (Simon Galloway, Ray Davila and Dave Weller) about their careers; where they started, where they are now and how they got there.
Some TEFL experts think the virtual classroom is the classroom of the future, but it's already here.
"Training" and "Professional Development" might sound the same, but attending training doesn't guarantee development. Listen to find out why.
Becoming a new EFL teacher is almost as hard as learning a new language. We look at typical challenges that new teachers face, consider strategies that teachers and mentors can use to overcome these and help you decide if TEFL is right profession for you.
Are you a teacher? Do you want to be a manager? Special guest Andy Hockley (author of “From Teacher to Manager”) tells us the biggest challenges teachers face as they climb the TEFL career ladder and helps you look in your crystal ball and figure out what’s next in your career.
Are you a manager, trainer or teacher mentor? Have you ever told your teachers that they needed to give their lessons more spark? More energy? Lower their teacher talking time? Give their students better feedback? And then found nothing changed? We'll tell you why...
Times have changed. Non-native speakers out number native speakers 2:1. Listen to the implications for you and your students.