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July 1st
 by Donna Lee Fields
To give, or not to give exams based on project work?
Classroom Ideas / Teaching Methodology /

Assessment is one of the main reasons teachers feel uncomfortable with the idea of dedicating time to project work in class. If you are one such teacher, don’t worry! Here, in the second of a three-part post about assessment when doing project work, we’ll answer the question: “How do I balance content and language in assessments?”

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June 17th
 by Donna Lee Fields
To give, or not to give exams based on project work?
Classroom Ideas / Teaching Methodology / Teaching Materials /

Assessment is one of the main reasons teachers question whether it’s a good idea to dedicate time to project work in class. Don’t panic! We’ve got several assessment solutions for you, and we wholeheartedly support your decision to let your students’ varied learning styles shine thanks to project work.

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June 2nd
 by Karen McGhie
How to give fantastic feedback
Classroom Ideas / Teaching Methodology /

We give feedback to our students every day in class, sometimes without thinking about what we are saying or what effect it might have on them. In this blog post, we look at how we can use feedback effectively and how it can benefit our students in their learning.

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May 12th
 by Karen McGhie
How to use visuals effectively in class
Classroom Ideas / Teaching Methodology / Teaching Materials /

We all know that visuals can make the class more exciting and attractive for our students, but do we really know why? In this blog post, we consider the advantages of using visuals in class as well as the times in the lesson when they are most effective.

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April 22nd
 by Nick Franklin
Scaffolding: applied to linguistic support. Part II
Classroom Ideas / Teaching Methodology /

In this second post about scaffolding in the classroom, we look at how memory works in order to make teaching with scaffolding as effective as possible. We also offer some practical ways to apply scaffolding as a linguistic support.

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April 12th
 by Nick Franklin
Scaffolding: how it applies in the classroom and its forms. Part I
Classroom Ideas / Teaching Methodology /

The term ‘scaffolding’ has an interesting history, but how can it help teachers in the ELT classroom? In this first blog post, we’ll find out about different forms of scaffolding and how it can be applied to support your students.

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