Relationships and well-being are areas that, in this period of sudden change, need as much attention, or one could argue maybe even more, as what and how to teach online. We all experience good and bad days whilst we are adjusting to this new learning and teaching environment, so how can we go about this? […]
The fact that our human brains are not hard-wired for reading means that the only way to develop our reading habit and become an effective reader is through reading. In this session we explore the ins and outs of extensive reading, why it is invaluable to develop learners’ reading for comprehension skills and possible challenges […]
How we teach in the language classroom is often based on our intuition. We often feel that some things work, and others simply don’t. However, modern-day research on how the brain learns has identified several ways of learning that better match our brain’s learning preference, so to speak. Interestingly, very little of this science of […]
A webinar focusing on developing vocabulary skills through reading for young learners, conducted for Macmillan.
An engaging and practical webinar focusing on developing reading comprehension skills, conducted for Macmillan in 2019.
Even when learning in a F2F environment some students think our lessons are too long! However, when teaching online it is even more important to be aware that we should not teach at the speed we talk, but at the speed learners can follow us and process the information we want to get across. Keep […]
As an online tutor you’ve got many things to do, setting up your platform, planning your sessions but possibly the most important task is to develop teacher presence and bring your positive energy into online lessons. Learners need to be able to: 1- Meet you & Connect with you: When starting a new class it […]
Technology is everywhere and with so many tools, sites and apps being easily accessible it is easy to incorporate these into the lessons without putting much thought into it. However, using technology needs to serve a clear purpose: it needs to enhance students’ learning. So when selecting additional tools & Apps for online learning it […]
One of the most important foundations for learning is that learners feel safe and have a sense of belonging. In remote teaching learners are not in the same classroom physically or perhaps not even in the same country so the distance created by the technology can have an impact on your classroom dynamics. Learners don’t […]