Back to class – A great way to start a new semester!

by Neil Millington Here in Japan, the summer break is coming to an end and teachers and students are getting ready for the new semester. It’s a time I really enjoy because I know I will have new sets of students to teach. I teach at a university, so these students are high school graduates who have […]

Be lavish and specific with your praise

“Good job”, “well done”, and “nice work” are phrases that I regularly use with my learners for positive reinforcement. I really believe that praising learners on a regular basis is a good strategy. I have always been a firm believer that recognizing my learners’ efforts and contributions to class can certainly help the student grow […]