For teachers of secondary schools
KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON TEACHING TEENAGERS! - THE KEYS TO MANAGING AND MOTIVATING TEENS
Teaching teenagers can be incredibly challenging on one hand, but immensely rewarding on the other. To get the most out of the experience, I’ll be sharing some of my ideas about how we can best manage and motivate secondary classes, considering key issues such as mixed abilities, discipline, online learning and effective lesson planning, suggesting both general approaches and concrete classroom activities. We will also examine what teenagers themselves think makes a great teacher.
David Spencer is a practicing secondary school teacher working in a school near Madrid. His interest in languages began at an early age and he began teaching English when he spent a year in Spain whilst studying Spanish and French at Oxford University. Dave has been writing courses for Secondary students for Macmillan since 1994 and is best known as the author of the popular Gateway series, the latest edition of which has just been published. Dave has given talks and visited schools in many different countries and is active on social media at https://www.facebook.com/teachwithdave where he loves being in touch with teachers from all over the world.