Key skills teachers need to have successful classes – Teaching English chat

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Tomorrow, Friday 8th July we’ll be chatting about ‘Key skills teachers need to have successful classes’. The chat will take place on Twitter and on Facebook. On Twitter you can take part by using the hashtag #techat We’ll be tweeting from @theteflshow. If you’re new to Twitter, you can check out this explanation of how Twitter chats work. On Facebook we’ll be chatting on Teaching English British Council FB page, which you can find here.


Before the chat, you might want to listen to one of our previous episodes on qualities of effective teachers.

Looking forward to the chat and hope you can join us 🙂

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5 thoughts on “Key skills teachers need to have successful classes – Teaching English chat

  1. Great podcast guys. I’m a bit concerned about the “creativity” issue, as I don’t feel I’m very creative. I also get the impression that sometimes teachers spend too much time being creative at the disadvantage of other, more important aspects of teaching. But that’s probably just me.

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    1. Hi Giulia,
      Thanks for your comment. How important being creative is for sts will depend on where they come from. For example, according to research, Chinese sts appreciate this much less than Indonesian sts, for example. So, it’s definitely a good idea to ask your sts.
      Also, it’s not the most important, or the only skill or quality. As you point out, we don’t want to forget about other skills. However, if you think that it’s your sticking point, you might consider working on it. It’s definitely something that you can develop. For example, consider adapting the course book or preparing your own materials.

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