About the webinar
The British Council is committed to supporting the use of technology for the continuation of education in a crisis. As many teachers find themselves in an unfamiliar situation of having to teach their classes online, with little or no experience, the British Council TeachingEnglish website is committed to providing as much support as possible to help you navigate your way through the world of online teaching.
This is the sixth in a series of webinars, which offers guidance in key areas. This webinar is for teachers working to deliver classes and maintain an online offer of education with primary children.
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About the speaker
Lesley Keast is the Qualifications Manager for the British Council in Spain, and teaches primary age children. She has taught on the MA TESOL at the University of Alcala since 2009 and has been part of the Granny Cloud project since 2014, working with young children online in India.
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Thank you so much for this eye opening webinar
Thanks for your comment Ida. When we did the webinar it was in the height of the pandemic and we had been thrown into online teaching suddenly. I'm pleased that some of the activities/ways to work online endure.
Thank you. It was very useful
Am so happy it gave you some ideas!
Lesley Keast is an experienced teacher and her method of teaching includes practicals. Thus the lesson becomes very interesting for young school children. The British Council has given us great opportunity to meet great teachers online.
Thank you so much for your kind comments. I hope that the session proves useful for your teaching work that the children will enjoy!
Thank you it was really interesting webinar. I hope others will also enjoy.
Khasan thank you for the positive feedback - good luck with your online classes!
Wow... Thanks for the webinar.
Hope you found it useful and picked up a few ideas!
You are welcome Vandana!
I loved the webinar. Thanks!
Hi Vimal, am happy you found the session enjoyable, and I hope your learners will also enjoy the activities!
This topic is quite important for the practices, which should be reminded as one of the key points in our minds.
Usually, teachers and teacher educators have known many things of their fields. However, our childern didn't know those, even any... When online in practices, time is limited (sometimes depending on technology), there's long time 'No See' each other between teachers and students, and technology remotely isn't quite stable. Teachers, including myself, usually would like to highlight many points and at a faster rhythm. This made the situation complex to be understood.
The heart is kind: especially in COVID-19 time, that sometimes you might not know when the next time would be and how long we will actually meet in the real classroom... However, it might the key points lost...
Therefore, 'Simple Teaching Ideas for Online Classes with Primary Children', and 'Taking some necessary ways', such as 'Important points listing first', 'focusing on solve one or two problems once', 'observing students' face-feedback', 'timing yourself', and 'copying the framework immediately (especially for writing)'...
There were also many guides in the lecture... Hopefully, it works well for us...
Thank you Jason. I liked your phrase 'The heart is kind' in the context that we do not know when (or if..) we will see our students in the classroom, so we have to embrace the current conditions and use it to have fun and learn with the children as if it doesn't matter.
The methods of making White Board, Story Telling method and Puppets, everything in the Webinar was very interesting. Lots of thanks to British Council, Mr Graham and Ms Lesley Keast.
Hi Vikas, delighted you found the session useful!
i have joined this webiner it is reaqlly good, but i am not getting the certificate. help
The certificate for the webinar is available above. Just click on the PDF document, and you can edit it to include your name.
thank you for interesting lecture.
Thank you Bhusare! Good luck with your online classes!
Thank you so much for the ideas!
You're welcome! Hopefully they are easy to adapt for your teaching context. Have fun!
It is really intresting lecture with great instructrors.
Thank you Yousuf, I hope you've had the chance to try out some of the ideas with children you teach.
Thank you Lakshmi!
Thank you for sharing simple creative teaching methods for online classess.
Thank you Tan! Online teaching can be fun, I suppose we just need to think a bit more laterally and re-connect with a lot of the good practice that we use in the face-to-face classroom.
Thank you so much for the ideas!
You're very welcome, it was a pleasure to share them with you.
Great methods of teaching.
Thank you Ho! Hope you have tried out a few of the ideas.