Category Archives: Observation

Formal observation observations

Like every semester, I have just started a round of classroom observations. I’m required to see each English teacher in our department at least once in six months, which has been part of my job since Septemeber 2014. The main … Continue reading

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Observation or Presentation nerves – #ELTChat summary

As the title suggests, the topic of the 13/5-noon #ELTchat was Observation or Presentation nerves – how to avoid them or overcome them. The first question was posed by the moderator, Angelos Bollas: ‘Who is nervous during observation?’ While few … Continue reading

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One of my futile attempts at perfection

So, the big day has finally arrived and the place where I work is swarming with school inspectors. Well, swarming is not the right expression – actually, there are only four of them and they are almost invisible. They’ve been … Continue reading

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