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Developing 21st Century Skills Through CLIL, Theme-Based Instruction and by Applying Multiple Intelligence Theory

Conducting academic research and writing articles or papers is another way for educators to have quality professional development and close their own learning gaps. Our research focuses on CLIL, Theme-Based Instruction and 21st century skills. My colleague Nevena Marković and I conducted our first big research at the beginning of 2019. We presented our research …

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Webinar: Teaching Young Learners English – Benefits of CLIL for 21st Century Skills

Preparing for big international conferences where you will present your research can present a very daunting quest for most people. This is why I decided to practice more than I usually would. For my first international conference by hosting a webinar with the same presentation I planned to use at the conference. I conducted this …

Student's corner

Introduction to IELTS test – Lesson 1 Summary – David Terungwa

Hello, my dear students! As many of you know, we just started the lesson summaries project and you will have a lot of opportunities to volunteer, and get your writing evaluated! The selection is closed for now until the students complete the first 5 lesson summaries. The topic of the first lesson is the INTRODUCTION …

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Low-waste Lifestyle Goals We’ve Achieved in 2019

Educators who are trying to weave the sustainability in their classrooms first need to be environmentally friendly themselves. We need to slowly shift towards a low-waste lifestyle, set goals, and make our life choices more eco-conscious. This also goes for parents – we can try to develop environmental awareness in children, but we need parents …

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Methods for Improving Your Speaking Skills by Yourself

Many students focus on conversational English and they want to improve their speaking skills by themselves. The question that I always ask my students is: ”What prevents you from improving your speaking skills by yourself?” Here are steps and tips made based on the problems students shared with me. Motivational steps Don’t be afraid to …

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How to Get Ready for Learning – Improve Your English By Yourself

Hello, my dear students! I am writing this post since many of you ask the same question – How can you improve your English by yourself? First of all, I have to disappoint you – learning any language is not easy and it takes a lot of time. Even as native speakers, young children need …

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Tabula Rasa – Entering the Classroom With a Blank Mind

Have you ever felt as if you are a tabula rasa? Incidental learning and Inquiry-Based Learning are important because they give your students a certain amount of freedom, but what happens if you do not have a plan at all? Have you ever gone into the classroom without a clear plan of activities? Keep on …

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Innovative Recycling Project with Roma Children

How can we make an innovative recycling project and get out of everyone’s comfort zone? Have you ever had the desire to volunteer so strongly that it almost became a full-time job? It happened to me in 2015, and it’s repeating now, in 2019. I will present an old project here, and after reading my reflection after …

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”Cut Your Dreadlocks off if You Want to be a Teacher.” – From Job Interview Discrimination to Professional Success

I am entering the interview office. I am wearing a professional buttoned-up long sleeve shirt, my CV, and my teaching portfolio. My dreadlocks are completely tied up in a braid and are not noticeable. I am positive and talkative. What I don’t know is that I will probably face the worst teacher job interview discrimination in …

Student's corner, Teacher's corner

Learning a New Language – Effective Methods

learning a new language

Hello, my dear colleagues! Learning a new language can be extremely hard, and as a teacher, I am always interested in methods and their effectiveness. Second language acquisition does not happen over the night. Despite that, we can do many things to speed up learning. The post you are about to read is written by …

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Edmodo Con Miami 2019 – Short Reflections

Since I returned from Miami from Edmodo Con, my life has been so hectic. I haven’t even had the chance to post short reflections about the presentations at EdmodoCon. This conference was life-changing and I spent a whole week with such amazing colleagues! I will interview all the presenters and you will have the opportunity …

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