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CHECKMATE IN THE CLASSROOM…AND BEYOND!

Chess is a combination of sport, art, science, game and overall a way of life. It has always played a vital role in a young person’s character building, as it helps its shaping in many different ways. To name but a few, it boosts a learner’s autonomy, decision making and social interaction. It increases concentration skills, discipline, and responsibility...

The First Lesson: What to Do and What Not to Do

Author: Matt Prior
It’s that time of year again, when teachers meet new students, students meet new teachers and students meet new students. In this article, I wish to focus on the very beginning of this new beginning: the first lesson. It plays such a significant role in helping build the foundation upon which a course’s success depends that its make-up is deserving of...

Flipped Learning

When we look at all the assumptions that have been overturned in education because of the pandemic and all the needs that have only grown during this time, what becomes clear is that the frameworks that previously worked for education are no longer guaranteed to function. Something new is needed, and flipped learning may be exactly the right model for...

When teacher plan, fate guffaws!

Planning lessons Lesson planning is an essential part of a teacher’s professional life. In some cases, it consists of merely having a quick look at the syllabus and/or coursebook material a few minutes before the lesson and making rough decisions about what to do during the lesson. In others, lesson planning can be a tedious process involving thinking...

Learning through video games

  Video games are increasingly starting to become more and more accepted, beyond their entertaining features. They are now used as an art form and as a medium to teach, to influence, or to inform. Video games have also given rise to e-sports, which have become an increasingly popular and lucrative form of sport and entertainment. In recent years, many...

Using L2 Errors as a Guide to Progress

An inescapable, inasmuch as an eye-opening part of teaching and learning is error-making. Understanding errors upgrades teaching, timely input and appropriate redress. Errors occur, signifying on appropriacy of selected methods and teaching practice, sometimes even on the effectiveness of the preferred educative materials input, implemented approach...

Teaching is more than teaching kids how to read and write

289267 P6O0DT 533Teaching is more than teaching kids how to read and write; It is about reaching clear to the heart of another human being and using everything you’ve got to make a difference. It’s calming kids when they’ve had a rough recess, celebrating when they lose their first tooth, absorbing their struggles and their traumas, channeling their joy, and investing the...

The Doors of Perception

  What is it about labeling something, or someone that makes it less than it can be? We all know that words have power, and we have caught ourselves, at least once, believing something to be true, and then finding ourselves in a situation where we are actually making it happen. So how are we to interpret Kierkegaard’s observation? Let us use supplementary...