Drew Smith - ESL teacher, Writer

canada writer Nov 29, 2016

Drew Smith is an ESL teacher and published author.  Drew believes that "all teachers have a book or two in them".  Do you?

Can you start off by telling us where you teach?

I’ve been teaching with St. Charles Adult and Continuing Education Centre in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada for the last 14 years.  Currently I have a class in a wonderful school called Circle of Friends.

Can you describe a typical teaching day?

My typical teaching day involves a healthy mix of instructing, listening, and entertaining.  I aim for learners to learn and smile at the same time.  A great mood in the classroom always encourages great learning. 

What do you do in your spare time to relax?  

Music, reading and the great outdoors!

What is your biggest challenge as a teacher?

I would say that innovating is the biggest challenge as a teacher.  I think every teacher has a lot of great habits, but also a lot of bad habits.  The longer you teach in one...

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