Thought-provoking articles and classroom ideas for English teachers who never stop learning.
Motivating Students Through Culture
Often it is culture which first attracts students to learning a language. Students often enjoy travelling to different countries, reading foreign books or watching foreign films and series. Teaching about culture can be key to engaging your students and helping them to make progress. In his latest post, Nathan Whittle explains how to maximise this opportunity.Read this post
Every now and again it's good to be reminded of classroom tools that stand the test of time yet have maybe fallen into disuse in your teaching. Realia are one such tool. Rediscover the power of using objects in the classroom with Nick Franklin!Read this post
Maximum engagement in class is achieved when your students are involved in creating their own class resources. Here are 4 ideas to keep them engaged and improving all year long.Read this post
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SGGs) bring together and highlight a number of social justice issues and provide goals, targets and solutions to improve these issues. The 17 SDGs also provide an excellent framework for educators to help learners become aware of important issues across the globe and help us provide them with the tools to alleviate those issues. To find out practical ways to do this, read on.Read this post
CLT (Communicative Language Teaching) is a teaching approach in which interaction is both the means of study and the fundamental objective of study. The teacher’s task is to help the learners develop their communicative competencesRead this post
The effect listening to music has on the brain, and the problem-solving methods often used in studying music, both stimulate neuronal areas that generate deep, divergent, lateral thinking. In this post, we’ll clarify the nature of music as a learning tool, explore the different ways music converts us into expansive (as opposed to vertical) thinkers, and present techniques you can use to generate flexible thinking in your students.Read this post