Interview with Claire Venables

In our post this week, Juan Uribe interviews guest blogger, Claire Venables.  In it she talk about her passion for teaching young learners and shares her concerns and advice for teachers working in  this area of ELT When did you first become interested in teaching English to young learners?   I come from a family …


The power of collaboration – Marcela Cintra

Collaboration – Often times, we wonder or talk to people who are curious about the reasons why we should collaborate with our colleagues in various roles in the realm of education. Some teachers once asked me why they should help their colleagues improve (doing peer observation or peer teaching, for instance) when their work in …


Context vs Action – Marcela Cintra

Last week, in the BT SIG Symposium, one of the teachers participating in my talk approached me and kindly asked what suggestion I had to help act in the context he worked. He claimed he wanted and needed to be observed, but his superiors considered that unimportant; he needed time during the week to take …