Friday afternoon, normally a quiet day at our school. I get a call from Adrian, the human resources manager at a company where we teach English.

Adrian tells me that some students have asked for a teacher change. Lessons are disorganised, boring and with no clear objectives. “Apparently, the teacher walks into class and starts talking about any random subject,” he says.

I know this teacher well. We have been working with him for three years and I feel that a few minor adjustments will set his class back on track. I ask him to come over for a chat.  Our meeting goes by quickly. The teacher confirms he does have objectives for each class but admits he never tells students what they are. I also discover that he tends to do long activities that take up most of the period. No wonder his students are confused and bored!

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