After a long and tiring few days of teaching, you see that you have a conversation lesson today. You say to yourself, “oh, this good, I don’t have to teach anything, just talk with my students”. So, you enter the classroom with a potential topic or two to talk about with your class. After all, […]
About Jerry Smith
Jerry has been teaching ESL for 15 years and has a wide range of experience. Though his emphasis is primarily on teaching adult professionals, he is also a certified K-12 teacher. He has a PhD in the field of education, an MA Teaching-English, is a professional TESOL trainer, and a professor of English composition in university. One of his favourite things to do is write and publish on various topics and has several articles in peer-reviewed journals.
Entries by Jerry Smith
So many new teachers spend hours at a time preparing for a lesson they believe their adult students will appreciate. And why would they not appreciate it—you think it is a great lesson! Then you bring your lesson to class eager to present it, and to finish it. Why? Because you know it is what […]
Throughout your career teaching English, you are often exposed to technology used to deliver your lessons. Some technology can even run on autopilot these days. You prepare lessons using videos, podcasts, and images that your students finds interesting. You adhere to pedagogical methodologies using technology to engage your learners. However, there is one critical component […]