Effective and Harmful Praise

Teachers often say things like ‘ Well done!’ or ‘You’re a good girl!’ to children and assume it will have a positive effect. Teachers often assume that praise is essential for classroom management, building self-esteem, and establishing a warm relationship with the children. But research shows that this kind of general praise can have very negative … Read more

Infiltrating the World of English Language Teaching

​   Introduction Looking back, I seem to have spent my adult working life infiltrating worlds and institutions that I have fundamental issues with in order to try and change them or, at least, provide an alternative. In this monthly blog, I intend to write about lessons learned and insights gained from building up a … Read more
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