academic management

Technology in Language Education Part II - Fad? (with Ray Davila)

Technology in Language Education Part II - Fad? (with Ray Davila)

The second of our two-part special on technology in the classroom, with Ray Davila, where we discuss the drawbacks of the increasing involvement of technology in education. We talk about what gets neglected instead of technology (where did the budget for those interactive whiteboards come from anyway?!), the effects on how teachers are assessed and evaluated and if technology might eliminate the need to learn a language altogether in the near future…

Technology in Language Education Part I - The Future? (with Ray Davila)

Technology in Language Education Part I - The Future? (with Ray Davila)

We invite back our friend, teacher trainer and materials developer, Ray Davila, to talk about technology in the classroom – is it a fad or is it our future? In the first of two parts, we discuss all that is good about technology, before being as cynical as possible in part two.

Lying Less in Language Teaching (with Jessica Keller)

Lying Less in Language Teaching (with Jessica Keller)

"By lying, we deny others a view of the world as it is. Our dishonesty not only influences the choices they make, it often determines the choices they can make—and in ways we cannot always predict. Every lie is a direct assault upon the autonomy of those we lie to" (Sam Harris).  So what of lying in language teaching? How honest are we with our students? How honest are schools with their teachers? And how can we be more honest with ourselves? We discuss with ESL recruitment guru, Jessica Keller.

Podcast: What Motivates Teachers?

Podcast: What Motivates Teachers?

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.