119 episódios

Teachers know that when classes are done, the beer has been poured, and teachers gather around the table, the talk turns to...teaching. Great (and not so great ideas) are thrown around, argued, praised, and ridiculed. What's been missing is a microphone on the table. Until now. If you're a teacher, and especially if you're teaching in Japan, have a listen. Then let us know what you think.

Two Teachers Talking™ Tony Silva and Charles Wiz

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Teachers know that when classes are done, the beer has been poured, and teachers gather around the table, the talk turns to...teaching. Great (and not so great ideas) are thrown around, argued, praised, and ridiculed. What's been missing is a microphone on the table. Until now. If you're a teacher, and especially if you're teaching in Japan, have a listen. Then let us know what you think.

    118. Great Expectations, Revisited

    118. Great Expectations, Revisited

    Raise high the bars, teachers. That’s the current mantra. But how high is too high? How do you know? What are the consequences? What do you do if you've screwed up?

    Mentioned: Episode 60, Two Teachers Talking, March 2015.

    And Happy New Year! (And thanks to Mick, Keith, et al, for the outro riffs.)

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    117. Highs and Lows

    117. Highs and Lows

    As 2019 slithers down into its ignominious place in history, we consider ourselves lucky, in that, at least from a teaching perspective, it’s been an unremarkable year. We sift through the memories, panning for nuggets of wisdom to help us in the new year. Don’t expect much.

    Nevertheless, please accept our wishes for a wonderful holiday season and a new year better than the last. Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Solstice, 今年も色々お世話になりました.

    • 52 min
    116. Speech Contests

    116. Speech Contests

    Near-universally reviled and loathed, do they make any sense? Tony and Charles disagree on almost everything except that, in their current manifestation, speech contests are awful. But listen in to hear all the shades of speech contest gray.

    • 58 min
    115. Language and Personality: It’s me!

    115. Language and Personality: It’s me!

    So, really…how does the language we use affect…everything? Tony and Charles dive off the deep end. Luckily, they have some help from Maria Minohara, student at Osaka University, who shares her insights on bilingualism, personality, persona, and society.

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    114. Task Management

    114. Task Management

    We all have more things to do than time to do them. We talk about trying to manage all the things we need to, want to, or are expected to do. Spoiler: no magic app will solve all your task management problems. Also, apologies for the poor audio quality; not up to our usual standards, but TIME MANAGEMENT issues didn’t allow a re-recording.

    • 1h 8 min
    113. Beyond Your Control

    113. Beyond Your Control

    From time to time one needs to step back and take account over what you do and don’t have control over. When you realize the things that are bugging you most are things beyond your control, what do you do?

    Mentioned:
    Text Expander https://textexpander.com
    The Flintstones https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Flintstones
    Previous Episodes http://twoteacherstalking.com :
    - 12, 13 Interviewing and Hiring
    - 51, 52 School Culture
    - 53 Failure by Design

    • 1h 8 min

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