We have many, many videos of teachers teaching their students. It is so revealing and helpful for teachers to watch these, watch and see the little things. It really is in the little things that a good teacher becomes GREAT.
This teacher I'd hire in a heart beat. He's a genius. Really and truly. Even though he is teaching French, you can see so many small things that he does so well -- so many things to inform your own teaching. Two I"ll highlight.
1) he lets the students speak and respond in their L1
-- I find this so refreshing and it should be the norm. Students should respond to communicate, not to a set format (L2). When they are ready, the target language will come. He is wonderful in getting the students to focus on this so important aspect - meaning.
. See how expressive he is. See how he makes eye contact and uses his voice. See how he asks questions in a closed way - so students can respond. See how creative he is and how he bridges and helps students deal with the ambiguity of a second language. Pure genius!!!!
Medal of honor
. This is part of a series on Annenberg for MFL (Modern foreign languages) "Teaching Foreign Languages
" - but also wonderful for EFL teachers. Language is language, a rose is a rose.