Posted in Elementary School, Teaching Techniques

Teacher in Role

Hello, everyone! This is Chris, the other half of the Dinosaur Sensei blog. Today I want to talk to about one of my specialties and favorite teaching techniques: teacher in role.

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Who Do We Work For?

Hello, everyone! This is Chris, the other half of the Dinosaur Sensei blog. Today I want to ask a question to all the other EFL teachers out there: who do we work for?

I suppose the question is purposefully ambiguous. Who are our bosses? For whose benefit do we, as teachers, work so hard for? What’s the balance?

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Posted in Teaching Techniques

Scaffolding Techniques

Hello, everyone! This is Chris, the other half of the Dinosaur Sensei blog. Today I want to write about what is, in my opinion, one of the most useful techniques you can use in your EFL classroom: scaffolding.

Think back to if and when you learned how to ride a bicycle. Did you just sit on it and go? Maybe, but probably not. You needed incremental steps. Here’s how I learned:

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