Did you watch TEFL International’s webinar on crucial skills ESL teachers should develop in 2022? If you missed it, don’t worry—we’ve got you covered. Here are some key takeaways from the webinar.
Make it a goal for 2022 to be more flexible. Become familiar with various teaching methods and different classroom settings. Having a toolbox of multiple teaching approaches will help you to be proactive and adjust when needed. You’ll be able plan lessons quicker and predict potential issues.
Learn something new
Ongoing learning and professional development is important. Set a goal to learn one new teaching methodology next year. Consider attending a webinar or a conference too.
Improve online teaching skills
Over the past two years, teaching has changed drastically. Even as schools open back up around the world, teaching online is still popular and is not going away anytime soon. That being said, continue to work on improving your online teaching and lesson planning skills.
Make more time for your students
When teaching online, it can be hard to build relationships with your students. It’s okay to take a break from the lesson to just talk with your students and share with each other. Consider building it into your lesson plan so it becomes routine.
Build a personal brand for yourself online. Make a Facebook page, Twitter account, or Instagram account to better engage with your current students. Promote your language learning services and connect with potential students. Think of yourself as a business owner and plan for the years ahead.
Teachers, what are your goals for 2022? Let us know in the comments below!