Why do schools teach pupils what to think not how to think?

 In the first episode of the Top Class Teacher Podcast, I discuss the reasons why the education system seems to focus more on teaching students what to think than on becoming individuals who can think for themselves 

Which are the best ESL coursebooks?

 

In the second episode of the Top Class Teacher Podcast, I discuss my two favourite ESL coursebook series and the pros and cons of each. Stay tuned for the analogy at the end which explains exactly how coursebooks should be approached in order to get the best out of them

I want to teach TEFL - how do I start?

In episode 3 of the Top Class Teacher Podcast, I talk about how to get started in the TEFL world including things to consider when choosing a country to live in and how to find the perfect school for you and avoid ending up at a 'dodgy' school

What challenges do ESL teachers face?

 In episode 4 of the Top Class Teacher Podcast, I discuss the challenges that we face as English teachers. However, just to make sure you don't get too depressed, I've included some benefits as well. 

Enjoy!

Working With Beginners

 In episode 5 of the Top Class Teacher Podcast, I give some tips for working with beginners particularly how to respond to the deer in the headlights look that you sometimes get