Accountability · Teaching & Learning

Redefining Teacher Accountability

An Essential but Misguided Concept Accountability is a word certain to draw a rift between teachers and the people who employ and appraise them. Generally speaking, education administrators, policy makers and those who employ teachers need to know how well teachers are performing and whether the students are getting the education they need/expect, while teachers… Continue reading Redefining Teacher Accountability

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The Truth Behind the Scores

Exams and Scoring in Indonesian Schools I have been teaching and training in Indonesia for 10 years now, and I have spent most of those years opposing the system of high reliance on numeric scoring and percentages in schools across the board. I have written several posts on this general topic before regarding why I… Continue reading The Truth Behind the Scores

Teaching & Learning

The Mathematics of English Language Teaching

I often feel that one of the main obstacles or barriers that English teachers face is expectations. There are a number of reasons for this, but the two major causes of unrealistic expectations are basic underestimation of the difficulty of learning a language and the dishonest marketing of so many English language learning providers. Where… Continue reading The Mathematics of English Language Teaching