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Multiple Intelligences 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. First, let’s dive into how we can use the Multiple Intelligences theory in ELT! My colleague Nevena Marković and I conducted our …

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), showcase successful storytelling activities, and use digital tools. Storytelling and story-based activities should be used as often as possible in the ESL classroom, but almost no one uses them in our country. The main reason for this is that …

What Are 21st-Century Skills and Why Are They Important for your Students?

What are 21st-century skills, and why should you help your students acquire them? 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 …

Can we Use Flipped Learning to Flip Professional Development?

A few weeks ago I participated in the FlipTech2020 conference with an interactive presentation on how to flip 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 of …

How Can we Promote Learner Autonomy in Young Learners?

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 and young learners. 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 …

Flip your Classroom to Promote Communication and Collaboration (Flipped Classroom Examples)

Hello, my dear colleagues! I am currently working on research connected to the digital competencies of teachers in Serbia. As a final result, I planned 4 webinar-based trainings, and this specific training would showcase effective examples of the flipped learning classroom. The first training was titled Distance Learning in 10 Steps. After the first webinar, which was …

Formative Assessment Dos and Don’ts + Steps – 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. The main part of my presentation was related to showcasing the proper steps for conducting an effective formative assessment. Here is what they say at Primera about the …

From Distance to Blended Learning Teacher Training: Developing your Digital Instruction from Top to Bottom™

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

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

We are constantly trying to improve our instruction and to add something fresh and new to our classroom. Unfortunately, sometimes we end up going in circles and pushing specific teaching innovations upon ourselves without having a clear idea where they will take us. There is no such thing as best teaching methods, but this review …

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