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November 12th
 by Nick Franklin
Overcoming the fear of public speaking with presentations and Pecha Kucha
Classroom Ideas / Teaching Methodology /

A third of today’s jobs require public speaking. However, the idea of expressing oneself in front of an audience is terrifying for most people! You can give your students a vital life skill by integrating presentations into your English class.

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October 1st
 by Donna Lee Fields
Importance of routines, norms and consequences for online and
face-to-face classes
Classroom Ideas / Teaching Methodology / Digital Teaching /

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.

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July 20th
 by Donna Lee Fields
How the growth mindset works and why it is so powerful
Classroom Ideas / Teaching Methodology / Digital Teaching /

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.

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June 22nd
 by Donna Lee Fields
Fostering the affective domain during times of crisis
Classroom Ideas / Teaching Methodology /

During the pandemic of 2020, teachers all over the world had to prioritise their choices in order to be able to connect with their students. In this blog we will look at the conclusions they reached and how, after deep reflection, their students’ emotional well-being was determined to be most important of all.

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June 8th
 by Donna Lee Fields
The effects of the loss of school time during the Covid-19 crisis
Classroom Ideas / Teaching Methodology / Digital Teaching /

This blog post will explore some of the long-term effects of the loss of school time for students. We will also share the studies done during the pandemic and how educators all over the world coped with the drastic scholastic changes we all lived through.

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May 25th
 by Donna Lee Fields
Using the growth mentality to strengthen the affective domain
Classroom Ideas / Teaching Methodology / Digital Teaching /

In this blog, we will look at the growth mindset and explore how simple positive phrases can strengthen the affective domain. If we model the growth mindset, we can help our students to more automatically see positives instead of negatives in every challenging situation.

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