I have been involved with English language teaching for over 30 years as a teacher, academic manager and a school owner /Director.
For me it’s not about teaching – it’s about learning.
As teachers our aim is to create the optimum conditions for learning to take place.
Learning can take place without the teacher – so what is our role in the classroom?
Language learning is a fascinating process involving body, heart and mind.
As teachers we actively observe, watching and waiting for the right moments to take a lead, inspire, give space for reflection, introduce something new, recycle the old, energise and quieten down – dancing with the class dynamic!!
In this way teaching becomes a hugely creative process, always different and always changing. Done with passion, care and attention, not much can match that for job satisfaction!