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Jordana Mazzarotto, Ana Francisca Rosada: Creating a positive learning environment

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This talk looks at strategies for creating a positive learning environment.

About the webinar

This workshop relates to the “Managing the Lesson” professional practice, as specified on the British Council’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Framework for teachers. The aims of this workshop are to exchange ideas about the role and importance of creating and maintaining a positive learning environment and share useful ideas on how to establish rapport in the classroom.

A classroom climate that is positive, stimulating and energizing is a powerful way of maintaining both students and teachers motivation – and monitoring learner engagement is crucial in this sense. The speakers explore this topic of motivation, as well as others which interconnect with establishing rapport, such as giving feedback, ensuring successful behaviour and empathy.

They also look into teachers’ roles and styles and how these affect the classroom general atmosphere - while still respecting and acknowledging our differences. This is helpful in order to identify individual strengths and weaknesses, in addition to promoting reflection on current practices so as to make the most of the learning-teaching process.

Jordana and Ana Francisca explore concepts connected to the abovementioned topics in order to encourage fruitful discussion, along with sharing thought-provoking ideas and practical tips by various authors and sources.

About the speakers

Ana Francisca Gusso Rosado holds a B.A. in Languages from PUC-PR; a post-graduation course in English Studies from UFPR, an M. A. in Applied Linguistics (Phonology) from UFPR (Brazil) and a CELTA and the TKT modules 1, 2 and 3 from Cambridge University. She has been teaching English for 16 years and started teaching at Cultura Inglesa Curitiba in 2007, where she has also been working as a level monitor since 2009 and as an Academic Assistant. 

Jordana Mazzarotto holds a B.A. in Languages and Literatures and is doing an M.A. in Applied Linguistics (UFPR-Brazil). She also holds the ECPE (Michigan University), CPE, ICELT and TKT modules 1, 2 and 3 (Cambridge University). She has been teaching for 14 years and currently works at Cultura Inglesa Curitiba, where she has also been working as a level monitor since 2013.

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