Thought-provoking articles and classroom ideas for English teachers who never stop learning.
A good approach to testing students’ levels of English will start you on the right foot to building a great personal relationship. It will help you form groups that work well and spread positive word-of-mouth about your academy. It’s a step you should never skip. Nathan Whittle explains.Read this post
This blog presents ideas on how you can assess your students in face-to-face and/or digital learning environments. We may not be aware of how much information we receive from our students when we are physically with them, but these subconscious or semi-conscious formative assessments are lost the minute we see our students through a computer screen. There are ways to compensate for this loss, and this blog will give you concrete tools that will help you to realise effective evaluations of your students' progress.Read this post
This blog presents ideas on how you can redistribute the materials you give in either face-to-face or online classes to take more advantage of synchronous classes with your students. Assigning lower-level thinking activities outside of class is beneficial to everyone, as during synchronous classes your students are more prepared to participate in higher-level cognitive activities, and your lessons on the whole become more meaningful.Read this post
This blog examines the importance of routines, norms and consequences in creating strong learning environments. With these essential educational elements, students feel supported and secure and are able to learn more deeply and fluidly.Read this post
Why are the positive or negative messages we repeat to ourselves so powerful? In this blog, we’ll consider concrete ways to reprogram our beliefs in our own potential and that of our students. We’ll see how science illustrates exactly how we can achieve virtually anything we want through effort and determination.Read this post
Finding ways to teach an effective class online can be challenging. In this blog, you’ll find the solutions that Russell Stannard, an expert in the field of educational technology, recommends, to save you time and unneeded work in preparing your lessons. He explains the difference between using generic platforms and the ones Richmond has already created. See if this could be your answer!Read this post