Showing 22 Result(s)

Christmas Around The World: Home for the Holidays by Debbie Mumm Storytelling with a Class from India 🌎🎄

Hello, my dear colleagues!In December 2020 I met an amazing teacher from India, Shavy, and she invited me to teach a lesson in her school. This post is going to share all the tasks (full lesson plan) for a storytelling lesson with a ‘Christmas around the world’ theme for young learners on a book titled …

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 storytelling activities, along with using digital tools. Storytelling and story-based activities 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 …

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 …

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 …

The Mood Hoover by Paul Brown and Rowena Blyth – Storytelling-based Learning

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 …

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 (group lessons for young learners with 60+ children in one session). I was proud to be one of the few tutors selected to do these webinars among 4000+ tutors who are teaching English …

Tips for Teaching Young Learners (6 to 11 Years-old) Online

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. Here come some tips for 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 with Games)

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 by using games! As a real enthusiast of …