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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 …

Multiple Inteligences Theory in the ELT Classroom – Adapting Your Instruction to Fit Students’ Learning Styles

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 at the …

Storytelling Methodology for Young Learners: Activities & an Example Lesson Plan

Hello, my dear colleagues! This post will discuss storytelling methodology according to Shin and Crandall (2014) and showcase successful examples of storytelling, along with using digital tools. Storytelling should be used as often as possible in the ESL classroom, but in our country almost no one uses it. The main reason for this is that …

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 …

Flip your Classroom to Promote Communication and Collaboration – ELTA Webinar Reflection

Hello, my dear colleagues! I am currently working on research connected to digital competences of teachers in Serbia, and as a final result, I planned 4 webinar-based trainings. The first training was titled Distance Learning in 10 Steps. After the first webinar, which was lecture-based, a survey was sent to all participants to distinguish their learning gaps …

Formative Assessment Dos and Don’ts – 2nd Pan-European Conference

Hello, my dear colleagues! A couple of weeks ago I presented at a distance learning conference organized by Primera that focused on sharing examples of good practice. Here is what they say at Primera about the objectives of their conference: Many teachers made distance teaching effective. Our role as the Erasmus+ courses provider is to make …