Can we motivate our learners or should they motivate themselves?

We all have learners that come to class but just don’t seem to be that motivated to be there. Don’t worry, it’s got most of the time nothing to do with you. In general, making learners stay focused and motivated is one of the biggest challenges (Healey, 2021). According to Scheidecker and Freeman (cited in […]

Problems-solving for future-proofing

Problem-solving is essential in our ever-changing world. In this interactive session, Anna explored what competences learners need to successfully solve problems and introduced how ‘Get Involved’ uses project-based learning to engage learners and integrate these key competences into English lessons. Watch the webinar here.

Motivation learning online for all

While most teachers are now more confident teaching with technology and online, many teachers are still reporting that student motivation remains a challenge. In this interactive webinar, Anna Hasper explores the concept of motivation and highlights the importance of shifting away from teachers motivating learners to student-generated motivation and finding ways to ignite the fire […]

Focusing on Engagement

I’m obsessed with the brain. How it works and maybe even more so by how it doesn’t work. Whilst brain research has made headway in the past 15-20 years, there is still a lot we do not know about the brain. However, one thing we can say for sure is that our students’ brain certainly […]

Testing and Assessment

In this blog and podcast, the Pearson English panel and Anna Hasper discuss what testing and assessment really and why they are so important. We continue our chat about assessment options available and end with some tips about teaching exam classes.

Mindsets in the classroom

“For Learners to have a true sense of their abilities, they not only need to learn but they also need to know that they know.” Richard Bandler As soon as we get our math books out, one of my 6-year-olds starts shouting out, “I can’t do that Miss, too hard… you know. My mum also […]

Struggle Means Learning: Difference in Eastern and Western Cultures

If you are interested in the concept of teaching ‘grit’ and developing students’ mindset to deal better with perceived failure, then you might like to read this post. What do you think should we tell students that learning doesn’t come on a golden plate and get them used to the fact that ‘struggling’ means ‘learning’?

Get feedback on your writing in seconds!

Do your students want more writing practice? Check out this great free (still…) tool. Students can choose a task, write and the tool provides feedback in seconds. By using Write & Improve, they are not only improving their Englishthey are also contributing to a valuable research project that will benefit English learners around the world.

Teaching Students to Embrace Mistakes

An excellent summary of why mistakes are invaluable in teaching and learning. If you are not convinced yet… make sure you read this Edutopia post. Happy reading!