It’s easy to get mired in details at the beginning of the semester, so here is a round-up of posts on some core basics of good ESL teaching:
Three-Phase Lesson Planning – I do it, we do it, you do it
Students Will Be Able To… – focusing on what students will be doing
Reducing Teacher Talk – saying less is valuable. Plan it in.
Teaching the Students
Frequent, Low-Stakes Quizzing – find out for sure what they got out of the lesson
Connecting Syllabus and Student – feedback and supporting top-down learning
“You’re Too Hard On Yourself!” – am I? Reflection isn’t criticism, it’s honesty.
Beginning with the End in Mind – the end is coming! Get ready!