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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 …

Teaching Large Student Groups Online – 10 Steps & Apps – A Complete Guide: Teenage and Adult Learners

Hello, my dearest colleagues! I have noticed a lot of questions and posts in all teacher groups about teaching online recently. These posts usually come from teachers who are forced to switch to distance learning quickly. I’ve been teaching online for more than 6 years, and I’ve developed, moderated, and taught courses with over 1000 students. Teaching …

Webinar: Teaching Young Learners English – Benefits of CLIL for 21st Century Skills

Preparing for big international conferences where you will present your research can present a daunting quest for most people. This is why I decided to practice more than I usually would. For my first international conference, by hosting a webinar with the same presentation, I planned to use at the conference. I conducted this research …

”Cut Your Dreadlocks off if You Want to be a Teacher.” – From Job Interview Discrimination to Professional Success

I am entering the interview office. I am wearing a professional buttoned-up long sleeve shirt, my CV, and my teaching portfolio. My dreadlocks are completely tied up in a braid and are not noticeable. I am positive and talkative. What I don’t know is that I will probably face the worst teacher job interview discrimination in …

What Children’s Perspectives Tell us About Inclusion: A School Perspective

What children’s perspectives tell us about inclusion in the school and preschool environment is that we are all experts in different ways and that our different experiences and understandings are of value. Inclusive education is presented and discussed as under construction, both in educational settings and as a concept. The materials in this course are …

Free Online Professional Development Opportunities (Courses and Webinars) for Teachers – Regularly Updated

Living in 2021 has many benefits, and the one that helps us educators is online learning. We can learn or teach online for the comforts of our homes for free! There are plenty of free online courses and webinars for teachers now! Professional development is a major aspect of my teaching practice. Learning about new …

Contextual Grammar Teaching – Activities for Making Grammar Meaningful to Your Students

How do we develop a learning environment where grammar is learned through exploration without burnout? Keep reading, for example, activities of thematic contextual grammar activities that simultaneously develop the four language skills. Then, let’s see how we can apply contextual grammar teaching with some easy activities! What is contextual grammar teaching and what kind of activities …