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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 …

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 …

Storytelling-based Learning- Workshop 5: The Mood Hoover by Paul Brown, Illustrated by Rowena Blyth

Hello, my dear colleagues! In our storytelling workshop number five, we covered an amazing story called is The Mood Hoover by Paul Brown, Illustrated by Rowena Blyth. Keep reading to see photos and videos of our activities! As a real enthusiast of storytelling, I’ve decided to create a storytelling-based learning curriculum which will be conducted in …

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 …

Webinar-Based Group Lessons for Young Learners Aged 8-10: Recordings, Methods & Reflection

Hello, my dear colleagues! In this post, I will summarize my reflections after teaching six public webinar-based lessons for children on Preply. I was proud to be one of the few tutors selected to do these webinars among 4000+ tutors who are teaching English on Preply. The lessons were free for the children, but the …

An Introduction to Teaching Young Learners (6 to 11 Years-old) – Preply Webinar Reflection

Last week I had the honor to host an official webinar with Preply, an online teaching platform I’ve been working at for 4 years now. In this webinar, we discussed the teaching methodology needed to teach young learners effectively. The webinar was live-streamed on the official Preply Facebook page. Webinar content: 10 steps to teaching …

Storytelling-based Learning- Workshop 4: Class Two at the Zoo by Julia Jarman, illustrated by Lynne Chapman

Hello, my dear colleagues! We finally kick-started our storytelling-based program and our first official story is Class Two at the Zoo by Julia Jarman. As a real enthusiast of storytelling, I’ve decided to create a storytelling-based learning curriculum which will be conducted in the form of a workshop. Storytelling-based learning or narrative-based learning is not …

Wonderland Workshop 3: Furniture sorting game, Cooking game, Board Game, Time Capsule (Developing Collaboration in the Group)

Hello, my dear colleagues! Workshop number 3 was the final workshop when it comes to get-to-know-you activities. We have finally formed the group and we will officially start with storytelling next tine. Keep reading this article to see how can you promote group collaboration in your workshop? As a real enthusiast of storytelling, I’ve decided …

Interactive Advent Calendars of Activities for Parents, Class Dojo, Games & More- Moving your Preschool/Primary school Online

Hello, my dear educators! I wrote another post, this time, aimed at preschool teachers and elementary school teachers who need to transfer their school to the cloud quickly. It is easier for the university, high school, and even middle school students, but the primary school students and preschoolers will lose the most content in this …