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Using Drama with Young Learners to Enhance Literacy and Build Confidence

Hello, my dear colleagues! I was honored to be able to present ELTA at the TESOL conference in Greece this year. The conference was amazing, but that is a story for another post. In this post, I will reflect on my workshop on using drama with young learners to enhance literacy and build confidence. 27th …

Engaging Young Learners -ELTA YL SIG Day: Conference Reflection

Planning an English lesson for very young learners and young learners may seem easy, but there are so many things that need to be considered. Firstly, we need to think about engaging young learners, differentiating the curriculum to fit their learning styles, getting all the materials ready, and finally, we need to incorporate teaching innovations …

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 …

Learning English through Music and Movement – Songs ARE NOT JUST A WARM-UP!

Why is music important? Is it useful just in the warm-up part of the lesson, or it can be the focus of our lesson? Keep reading to find out how I facilitated an engaging music workshop. Let’s see what is learning English through music all about! I’ve had the pleasure to facilitate a workshop on …

Cool Kids for Eco Beats – Environmental pollution workshop

Our Cool Kids for Eco Beats project intended to develop environmental awareness in high school students in Novi Sad, Serbia. It started with a workshop about environmental pollution, followed by renewable resources and finishing with endangered species and recycling. The workshop plan was developed following the official ImpactEco presentations, accredited by the Ministry of Education …

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 Markoviฤ‡ and I conducted our first big research at the beginning of 2019. We presented our research …

Cool Kids for Eco Beats -Environmental Awareness Project – ImpactEco (NGO)

How can we develop environmental awareness in our students? Read on to see how we managed to squeeze ecology into the regular high school curriculum. Project Cool Kids for Eco Beats educates students in elementary schools and high schools and helps them develop environmental literacy and awareness through a series of interactive and enticing workshops. The …

Presenting at EdmodoCon in Miami 2019: From Blended to Distance Learning: Engaging Large Student Groups Online

Hello, my dear colleagues! I’m super excited to announce that I am presenting at EdmodoCon Miami 2019! My topic is connected to Blended Learning and engaging students online. EdmodoCon is a global professional development conference! You can attend it for free through your laptop or mobile device. Educators from around the world will share inspiring …

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