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The strategies begin with lesson one at the start of the course

Like most teachers, I use the first lesson for a ‘getting to know you’ period to establish a harmonious classroom community. There are three activities that we do at this time: By Helen Papadopoulou, EFL Teacher 1. Play 10 questions Before the students enter the classroom, I write five statements on the board about myself. Two of them are true; the...

OK HOW DO I TEACH THE VERY LITTLE ONES?

The teaching of English in the pre-primary classroom is often characterised by a blended whole-child/academic approach to learning. What is the difference between the whole-child and more traditional language-focussed or academic approaches?  The whole-child approach, rather than directing teachers in their explicit academic instruction, seeks to promote...

Knowedge-Based Leadership in Language Education

Author: Maria Davou
I have a new morning routine: cycling around the hill in my neighborhood, listening to podcasts. It makes me forget about the struggle of cycling and it gives me fantastic ideas! Only problem? I can’t take notes so I might forget some of the wonderful things I learn or some of the things I seriously disagree with (which is again a learning process). By...

How To Succeed In An Online Learning Course

  In 2020, we saw a growing number of MOOCs offering online learning opportunities. While this trend existed before the pandemic, there is an even stronger appetite to ‘come out stronger’ post-Covid that’s resulting in doubling down on these opportunities. If you’ve sought out, or been the recipient of one of these opportunities, you likely felt excited to...

Teacher Development: Educational Trend or Necessity?

Teacher educators must now, more than ever, direct learning beyond mastery of core subjects to improve students’ 21st-century skills and make education more responsive to the challenges of a knowledge-based society. This is an exciting challenge for those who are minded to be involved in a lifelong learning process attending various courses, professional...

Knowledge-Based Leadership in Language Education

  I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. Robert Frost I have a new morning routine: cycling around the hill in my neighborhood, listening to podcasts. It makes me forget about the struggle of cycling and it gives me...

Lifelong Learning and Educators: Do We Really Need to Pursue Further Studies?

‘Accomplished’ is a word used most often than not to describe fulfillment or the realization of one’s goals. Although the maximum potential reached in any endeavor is clearly of a subjective perspective, the demands of both the current and emerging job markets have become quite challenging, thus rendering further education an essential element to keeping...

Adult Learning: Pedagogy and andragogy

  Learning can be both an emotional and intellectual process. Teaching–learning process lasts the entire life span of each individual. Adult learning allows an adult to acquire, renew, upgrade, or complete knowledge, skill, and attitude for functioning effectively in a constantly changing working environment.  “Teachers can never truly teach, unless they...

A teacher’s tale

When I embarked on my CELTA course there was no way I could imagine I would now be a CELTA Tutor and Assessor as well as a DELTA tutor and even a teacher development centre owner! By Alexander Makarios, Teacher, Teacher Trainer, co-owner of ACE TEFL As a young man, I wasn’t sure I wanted to work as a teacher. Teaching seemed particularly challenging...

Teaching the Guerilla Way

Obviously, Guerilla is no Gorilla and luckily as parents, we have overcome the need to carry our babies on our chest everywhere. Or not? Let’s leave the question open, to analyze it in another article or you can provide a few answers to exchange our views. You are all welcome! Guerilla teaching is a brilliant idea and it has borrowed its name from the...