One way to promote engagement and learning is to consciously create pauses throughout the day. We can create a sense of spaciousness in our classroom by slowing down the pace of our speech and punctuating our lessons with silence. Introduced well, this practice can improve classroom discourse.
From my experiences with our teachers at EnglishUp and my previous international experience as an edtech teacher trainer, I have always found teachers more than willing to develop their use and understanding of technology.
When students learn to reflect meaningfully about their learning, they can participate in a dialogue with the teacher that allows them to work together to determine the actual level of mastery. No longer working in isolation, the teacher can now adequately discuss depth of learning, thereby helping students to communicate particular knowledge that is too often absent from their final products. After students provide the teacher with thorough information about their process, the teacher is in a better position to assess student learning.
Creativity or rather the lack of it is becoming and increasingly important issue within a global context of increased emphasis on standardisation and testing within educational systems. In this webinar Nik looks at a new British Council publication that seeks to redress the balance and help teachers to interject an element of creativity into the English language classroom. Nik examines the background to the emergence of the book and explores the re-emerging importance of creativity in the educational milieu.
Winter Festivals - grammar, vocabulary and listening activities for English learners and kids on cultural and religious festivals and celebrations that take place in the winter - word lists, quizzes, games, free printable worksheets for English learners & kids, plus lesson resources for teachers.
Game shows and TV quizzes are a great source of inspiration for classroom activities. Believe it or not, I keep a notepad on the coffee table so I can jot down any teaching ideas I get from watching TV! It’s always good to have a range of different games up your sleeve to mix things…
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