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Nurturing Reading Literacy in Young Learners + Guided Activities

Hello, my dear colleagues! This semi-academic essay will have a difficult task to discuss and disseminate literacy development in young learners. In this article, I will discuss various approaches, share a lot of activities, and my teaching philosophy when it comes to literacy instruction. I will discuss the balanced approach, CLIL, and storytelling with a …

Storytelling and ICT with Young Learners – Preschool in the Cloud™

Hello, my dear colleagues! Storytelling, ICT, preschool in the cloud™, and professional development are some of my favorite education words. Many people ask me about the professional development trainings I conduct. They ask how did I start, how can they begin their teaching training journey, and more. It takes a lot of time, experience, and …

Debate – Should writing fake news be considered a crime? + Pronunciation: Consonants /z/ & /s/

Hello, my dear colleagues! I was selected as one of the 10 DipTESOL Scholarship Contest finalists a few weeks ago. I didn’t get the scholarship, but I am still proud to be selected among so many other educators. These were the participation steps Step 1: Make a video (maximum 90 seconds) where you briefly demonstrate or …

EdmodoCon 2020 – The Value of Interactive Video and How to Make it

EdmodoCon is a global professional development experience—one you can attend for free through your laptop or mobile device. Educators from around the world share inspiring stories and practical strategies from the best in the education community. Traditionally EdmodoCon has been a full day, live-streamed event where educators from around the world gather at Edmodo Headquarters …

Flipping the Professional Development

A few weeks ago I participated in the FlipTech2020 conference with an interactive presentation on how to flip the professional development. The whole conference used flipped learning as its main method. The presentations were shared a few days before, and then the participants came to a live Q and A session. Truly innovative and one …

How Can we Promote Learner Autonomy? – British Council Live Q and A Session

Hello, my dear colleagues! I had the pleasure to be a co-presenter along with Vicky and Monika in a British Council live session about learner autonomy. The post below is a transcript of our Q and A session. Monika was the moderator and the questions the audience asked are bolded, for easier navigation. The transcription …