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.
Macmillan Life Skills Day – Some excellent ideas
Today expert speakers provide free online thought-provoking talks and practical activity-filled workshops to help you introduce life skills, such as critical thinking, time management and many other soft skills into your ELT classroom. Check out the Macmillan site below and have a great life skills Day!
A Video With One Powerful Message For Us All! So True!
This short video is a reminder of the effects social media can have on our society. By connecting online, are we actually disconnecting offline? An interesting resource to use for CAE or IELTS students to get a discussion going or as a pre-writing task. Happy connecting… or disconnecting!
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’?
Angela Lee Duckworth: The key to success? Grit
As Dweck already mentioned, being successful does not depend on your innate talent or IQ and Duckworth takes it a step further: it’s all about “grit”… Well-worth watching and food for thought for us teachers!
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!
Diversity – Lesson plan for World Down Syndrome Day
The 21st of March was World Down Syndrome Day and this lesson was prepared for Speech and Language therapy students on how to deal with people with down syndrome. Even though the video is in English and Spanish but has subtitles, it is worth working with if you are interested in materials on diversity. Thanks […]
Overcoming the Fear of Being Wrong
Being wrong and making mistakes often provides the richest opportunity for learning, but sadly many of our students fear making mistakes and doing things wrong. Our role as teachers is to allow them to be wrong and make them see how powerful making mistakes really is. Here is some background reading on how to help […]