Category Archives: Goal setting

6 New Year’s resolutions for English teachers

6 New Year’s resolutions for English teachers

Exercise more, give up chocolate, eat less meat… These are some common promises people make in January.  While health and fitness are important, we shouldn’t forget how we can develop professionally over the next 12 months too.  Pushing yourself outside your comfort zone, setting goals, and looking for new ways of working will help you […]

Aim-oriented teaching: Planning ahead for success

Aim-oriented teaching: Planning ahead for success

Our classes are often more successful when we’ve planned them with learning objectives in mind. In this post, Hugh Dellar explains how the idea of aim-oriented teaching and backwards planning can help you map out the language that will be most useful for your students so they can reach their goals faster.  He also shares […]

5 ways to establish SMART goals

5 ways to establish SMART goals

We’re at the start of a new term. With many students starting courses in September, now’s the perfect opportunity to help your students establish their learning goals for the year. Early goal setting is essential as it helps with motivation, focus and a sense of direction. Defining those goals, however, can be overwhelming. Use this […]