Russ is an author, blogger, teacher and teacher trainer based in Japan. His book, An Introduction to Evidence-Based Teaching in the English Language Classroom: Theory and Practice, has been well received in the teacher training community and the larger ELT field-- it is a great reference for examining common teaching practices. His popular blog is also filled with interesting critical writings on popular teaching techniques. In this episode, we talk to Russ about his background, his experience teaching, his book, his current interests, and other topics. See our blog for links to references mentioned in the episode.