Pavilion ELT blogs and vlogs
Find the latest Pavilion ELT blog and vlog posts from blogger Gerhard Erasmus, and vloggers Damien Herlihy and Rubens Heredia.
6 Strategies to Bring the Real World into the Classroom
Road to management – Is there a map, please?
Following up on his first blog on why teachers might not want to manage, Gerhard Erasmus aims to help future and current managers develop their own road map to help them develop the skills and expertise needed to transition effectively into management. The post looks at skills that teachers have developed that can transfer into management, qualifications that can support the development of management skills, and how to utilise your current role as a teacher to develop the skills you will need as a manager.
The internet as a virtual textbook: HabitTracking
7 Things You Need to Know Before You Start Teaching Abroad
Being an English teacher allows you to work in many different places around the world. But what are the things you need to know before you decide to pack your bags and move to a different country? And what are the most important things to bear in mind when working abroad? In his first video for Pavilion ELT, Rubens Heredia tells you the 7 most important lessons he’s learnt from his experience living and working with ELT in different countries.
The Internet as a Virtual Textbook for English Language Students
To manage or not to manage? Is that really a question?
In his first blog for Pavilion ELT, Gerhard Erasmus talks about how as a manager, he aims to provide his teaching team with as many opportunities and skills as they are ready for because when the next big promotion comes up, they better be ready. He says he celebrates their promotions probably more than they do themselves, even feeling like he’s succeeded when they succeed! Consequently, when he had a discussion with one of his teachers fairly recently – someone he rates quite highly as a teacher – he ended up being slightly annoyed by the fact that this person had avoided taking up opportunities to present on training days or mini-conferences they’d arranged and also declined becoming a line manager for a part-time teacher. This led to a bit of a rethink... read on to find out what happened next.