10 Ways to Observe and Support English Language Teachers Online
From 2014 to 2016 I worked for a startup company that enabled physical English language schools to expand their market by delivering remote English lessons to online learners who found it difficult to attend a physical school. This was before the pandemic when remote teaching was still viewed with a lot of distrust by language […]
5 Tools from my post pandemic tool kit: What are yours?
What’s your post pandemic tool kit? For many teachers the 2020 pandemic year brought about a quantum leap in the use of technology. Being dropped into remote classrooms with little notice and often less training forced teachers to either sink or swim in those early few weeks. Luckily, most teachers rose to the challenge and […]
Discover the metaverse and what it can offer teachers!
Anyone who has seen reports of Facebook renaming itself as Meta and the accompanying videos of Mark Zuckerberg sharing with us his vision of a future internet that integrates with our physical environment while we wander around as virtual avatars, might be forgiven for thinking the metaverse was a new idea that has emerged from […]
5 skills for teaching online and 1 skill to make you stand out
Many schools have been forced to move to teaching online with little or no preparation for students and teachers have been, in many cases, left to cope with developing online teaching skills with little or no training. If you Google ‘disruption’ you’ll see two definitions: The first is “disturbance or problems which interrupt an event, […]
7 Reasons why you should be making videos with your students and 9 activities to get you started
Video is a great tool for instruction and research tells us that it has become the ‘go to’ medium for many millennial and younger students, but how often do you get your students to make videos rather than watch them as part of your lesson? With so many teachers and students owning powerful smartphones with […]
9 Free Alternatives to Zoom for Getting your Classroom Online
The present crisis has brought rapid and dramatic changes to the world of work, and the world of teaching English online has been no exception. Teachers have suddenly been forced, by circumstances, to adapt their skills to working online in live virtual classrooms with little or no preparation or training. Most schools and teachers have […]
10 Tools for Developing Students’ Listening Skills
For many students improving their listening skills is the hardest of the four skills to master. Unlike reading, listening happens in real time and it can be hard to control the speed of the information coming at them. They may also have to deal with a range of unfamiliar accents, noise interference from background environment […]
7 Tips for Helping Students Develop their Body language in the ELT Classroom
Body language has long been seen by communications specialists as a key component of the way we interact with others, with researchers claiming that anything between 50 and 80% of all communication happens through non-verbal communication. Glenn Wilson – Author of ‘Body Language: The Signals You Don’t Know You’re Sending, and How To Master Them” […]
6 tips for moving your teaching online – How do you adapt your teaching techniques for the virtual classroom?
Have you ever thought of teaching online? Adding this skill to your teaching repertoire can open up a host of opportunities for you, from additional work to starting your own business. You could also vastly improve your chances of finding teaching work online, reaching more potential students and providing the best possible service by taking […]