I discussed an interesting post about agile in ELT some time ago, and here is another take on using IT project management principles in teaching. Jennifer Gonzalez (she’s amazing, as always) speaks for the concept of ‘beta’ to be used in everyday teaching. If we see every new teaching idea and every lesson as a work in progress, we won’t reject good ideas just because they didn’t work in their first iteration. We will try again, use student feedback and our observations to improve, and achieve greater results – and greater job satisfaction.
I think the idea goes very well with this article on seeing lesson observations as experiments. So, are you beta-teaching yet?