Let’s play a game! Can you imagine a shark? Can you vividly see the image in your head? Good! Can you imagine a doctor? Can you see the white coat and Stethoscope in your mind’s eye?
Excellent. Now, please try and imagine a “shark doctor”. “Huh, what’s that?” would be probably be most people’s first reaction. Is a shark doctor a shark that is a doctor, a doctor with shark-like features or something even more mysterious?
In a recent activity we combined animal/object cards with a profession card to create some fantastical combinations, some of which are displayed in the pictures below. The students were able to practice phonics in addition to multiple skills simultaneously while moving around the room, and pondering new interesting combinations in a fun manner.
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"