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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 …

From Distance to Blended Learning: Digital Competencies – Developing your Digital Instruction from Top to Bottom

My dear colleagues, I developed training for educators titled From Distance to Blended Learning: Digital Competencies – Developing your Digital Instruction from Top to Bottom, with the support from Primera. This training is funded by the Erasmus+ program and it is a combination of face to face and online learning. The training will be conducted …

On Eclectism and Other Exotic Fruit – An Interesting Review of Various Teaching Methods

We are constantly trying to improve our instruction and to add something fresh and new to our classroom. Sometimes we end up going in circles and pushing certain teaching innovations upon ourselves without having a clear idea where will they take us. What would happen if we stopped reinventing the wheel and tried to reimagine …

Setting up a Classroom or Teacher Training on an LMS (Learning Management System) – Edmodo (Teenagers) & Class Dojo (Young Learners)

Even though emergency remote teaching offers no time for conducting teacher professional development without pressure, that does not mean that you cannot still develop your online classroom flow in a matter of days. Keep reading this post to see how can you set up a classroom on Edmodo or Class Dojo. This post was originally …