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Teaching and Management Food for Thought

Welcome to the PD Exchange English Language Teaching Blog. Here, we'll discuss hot topics in the world of English language teaching, share teaching tips and techniques, and explore ideas to help you grow as an English language teacher or program manager.  Select from any of the topics in the side menu to the left, or browse recent posts from all categories below.

Training Temporary Teaching Staff

For many schools, the summer months are the busiest time of the year and that means one thing - temporary teaching staff.  It can be difficult to train new teaching staff and it only gets more challenging when it's also the busiest time of the year. Here are some quick tips on how to get your new teachers up to speed!

Hashtag Activating Your Class

Social media may at first seem like a black hole that has the potential to distract students from learning. Many educators are campaigning to keep students away from social media in the classroom. Rather than trying to fight it, however, why not try to harness the power of social media for student learning? Have your teachers try this fun way of incorporating social media into your curricula and classes.

E-mail, Social Media, Teachers and Students

Connecting your staff with their students outside of the classroom walls via e-mail and social media can facilitate learning and learning management. However, it is also something that you and your staff need to be careful with. You should have a clear policy document in your language program's operations manual and teacher handbook about technology and communication. Make sure you have the following guidelines in place: