Speaking as a production skill somehow always comes last in large classrooms simply because there is this lingering idea that having too many students lowers the chances for speaking activities. While every teaching context is unique, I always disagree with my colleagues when it comes to skipping out on speaking activities in large classrooms. Why? Because I stand by the saying 'the more, the merrier!'
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You finally found time and a little bit of space in your already packed curriculum to add some activities related to environmental issues or any other global issues, but something doesn't feel right. Your feelings are completely valid: the whole concept of global issues is pretty grim. There is nothing happy about people lacking drinking water and a roof over their heads in 2021.
Written by Milica Vukadin
Everything can be achieved with the effective use of proper tools, even if you are not very tech-savvy and even if you live on another continent. The most important step is to use a proper combination of tools so that you do not develop a broken distance classroom. A broken or incomplete distance learning classroom is a classroom that is not effective because important aspects are missing. These aspects are:
We must not forget that mentorSHIP ends with SHIP, so like any other relationship, both sides get something in the process. What does that mean exactly?
This means that by mentoring someone, you develop as an educator in countless ways. Here are some ways you improve as an educator by mentoring someone:
Quite a lot of research and academic articles point out that for our students to be engaged in learning, we need to appear engaged as well. To put it simply - positive energy is contagious, and if you are excited about teaching with a certain method, the students will share your excitement as well.
Here are some methods I use to motivate my teenage students:
Written by Milica Vukadin, B.Ed
What is the reason behind that? Read on for some advice and links to current online PD opportunities.
I need to start this post by being honest - I am not pleased with the overall quality of professional development in my country and the educational system in general. This is probably the most important reason why I decided to search for online professional development opportunities.
If we take a step back and think about it, we will conclude that we have to individualize the assessment and create a differentiated classroom.
21st century skills are a must in many innovative teaching methods, and they appear so naturally that we don't even notice them. These skills are not an approach or method, they simply represent the needed characteristics for achieving academic and professional success in the 21st century. Teachers usually single out one 21st century skill and make a lesson around it, when in fact, we should use innovative methods which incorporate many of these skills.
Interculturalism may be a common research topic, but in many instances, it is really hard to introduce different cultures into the regular curriculum. In our country, primary school children have approximately two English lessons per week, and we don't have public English preschools at all.