ON A WINTER DAY five years ago, Doug Lemov realized he had a problem. After a successful career as a teacher, a principal and a charter-school founder, he was working as a consultant, hired by troubled schools eager — desperate, in some cases — for Lemov to tell them what to do to get better. […]Read More This just in from NY Times: Education ain’t just an Asian problem
So nowadays, the teaching of English as a second language (ESL) has become a lucrative industry, not just for native speakers of the language, but also for those for whom English is a second language, such as Filipinos. Thus, a lot of Filipinos have entered into the ESL industry, without nary a thought about what […]Read More How to teach English (without losing your mind)
So I now have me a job. As all job applications go, this one was a doozy. My friend texted me before the New Year to tell me about an academy looking for English teachers. I thought what the hell. I have plans, but while I’m waiting for the plans to come through, I might […]Read More Jobhunting Pinoy Style: Now I got me a job (yay!)
So I had this seminar today at the city’s Convention Center on the importance of reading and how to motivate your students and how to sell yourself more through a new and improved CV or resume. As is wont in these cases, I overprepared and assumed that since there will be professionals attending I’d have […]Read More Sundays with the DVD Junkie: Reading ain’t in in the P.I.