Why we Hired our First Teachers.:
I was recently asked about hiring our first teachers. The obvious reason: we had grown as a school and needed more teachers to cover the lessons. But more importantly, we valued our family time and work life/ balance.
Before our two boys entered kindergarten we spent mornings playing in parks // play centers and afternoons at
What is the best way for a student to learn? By them doing it themselves. As teachers, we can speak, read, write and listen to English. If we want our students to be able to do the same, they must speak, read, write and listen to English themselves, with as little help from us as possible. How do we do this? Let’s go step by step.
At Dave and Amy English School, we rotate teachers every 4 months. We think we have the perfect balance between the benefits of changing teachers and the disadvantages of changing teachers too frequently. We have 7 dedicated teachers (including Amy and I) who have been with us for years. So, when we rotate teachers, the students are not getting a new teacher, they are reuniting with a teacher who probably taught them a year ago.
This contrasts with schools that have to change due