Blog topics for November/December 2017

There were several interesting posts from our September and October topics on the theme of career and professional development. These included how to become a good Director of Studies, the challenges facing newly-qualified teachers and some tips for survival during your first year of teaching, the trials of planning lessons, how to take your teaching to a new level, and an insight into possible career paths. We also had advice on giving feedback on students' writing and tips for writing teaching material.

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Blog topics for March/April 2016

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The blog topics for March/April are below:

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Blog topics for November 2015

Hi everyone

Apologies for the late posting of this month's blog topics! Here they are. 

Promoting 21st Century Skills is one of the professional practices in the British Council’s new Continuing Professional Development (CPD) framework. But what exactly are 21st Century skills and are they the same as digital literacies?

In two recent articles written by Gavin Dudeney, he explores the four key digital literacies: focus on connections, on language, on information and on (re)design. He also looks at the distinction between these and 21st century skills. 

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Blog topics for July and August 2016

This is thanks to all of your blog posts throughout May and June this year. Last month, over 65,000 people read your blog posts!

Our four new topics for July and August 2016 look at the theme of 'managing the lesson' and ask you to think about some of the approaches you use when teaching, giving feedback, challenging students and thinking about effective classroom management

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December blog topics

A single topic for this month though... 'Motivation'. It's a broad one and could focus either on your own motivation or the motivation of your students. A couple of suggestions below:

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Blog topics for September 2015

  1. Teacher and career development - World Teachers' Day is celebrated every year on October 5th. To celebrate this event, we would like to know your feelings about being a teacher. What inspired you to become a teacher in the first place? What are those moments that happen which make it feel like a worthwhile profession? How have you evolved in your career since becoming a teacher?
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Larry Ferlazzo: ESL/ELL error correction - Yes, No or Maybe?

A number of studies suggest that correction - either through prompts that point out the error to a student and require an immediate attempt at a "repair" or through "recasts" when teachers rephrase correctly what the student said - can be a useful tool to assist language acquisition.

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