Welcome to MY English School’s teaching web journal!
MY’s teachers have set a goal this year of communicating regularly via a blog. MY’s teachers collectively have many decades of teaching experience, and we plan to use this space to share ideas among ourselves and outside of MY. We’re slowly sorting out how we want to use this site, what we want to include on it, how to make WordPress work for us, how to set up multiple contributors, and so on. We are looking forward to adding frequent content about our teaching and ourselves soon!
Moving forward on MY’s TEFL certificate requirements
What to do with TEFL certificates? We have decided why we want teachers to be TEFL-certified. We have done our homework to understand positive … Continue reading "Moving forward on MY’s TEFL certificate requirements"
Three Bright Spots in the TEFL Industry (and lots of red flags to watch for)
The TEFL certificate industry has many good teacher trainers and rigorous certificate programs. It also has an alarming number of frauds and diploma mills. … Continue reading "Three Bright Spots in the TEFL Industry (and lots of red flags to watch for)"
The last time MY English School seriously considered the TEFL certificate question was over ten years ago, before I started teaching at MY. Some … Continue reading "Why TEFL?"
The TEFL Problem
The TEFL certificate industry exists to fill a need, but inconsistency, uncertainty, and even outright fraud cause confusion and frustration for teachers and school … Continue reading "The TEFL Problem"
Come Come, Really?
NHK’s Come Come Everybody doubles down on hundred years of largely failed English education, looking ahead to another hundred years of the same. NHK … Continue reading "Come Come, Really?"
New Teacher Voices
Editor’s note: John and Sam both started at MY English School in April 2021. They have graciously agreed to share about their first-year experiences … Continue reading "New Teacher Voices"
Working at One of the Best English Schools in Japan
Editor’s note: Andy has taught at MY during the past two years. As he relocates with his family back to his home country, he … Continue reading "Working at One of the Best English Schools in Japan"