It’s a topic on everyone’s mind and it is not going anywhere, anytime soon. It’s climate change. People have been talking about the human effects on climate change for decades. It became a mainstream lesson topic discussed in classrooms in the early 80’s and now its urgency is ubiquitous as certain politicians, organisations and brave activists are bringing attention to this issue in evermore brazen and resounding ways. Czytaj całość »
There have been many films which portray the different types of teachers we encounter on our educational journeys. Some are strict disciplinarians, some are cool and laid-back. We have seen kind teachers with a deep passion for their craft and sometimes teachers who couldn’t care less. In today’s blog we are going to go over some of the most positive portrayals of teachers in film in the hopes that it may serve as a reminder of the endless ways in which good teachers can really affect the lives of their students.
Whether you are reading this blog as a language learner or a teacher we can all admit that textbooks are a dry and boring staple of most English courses. The course books, new and old alike, all run through the same old tired subjects; money, the future, jobs, sports, the environment and being healthy just to name a few.
Even the newest editions which at the very least try to keep up with the times can come off as a bit cheesy as they discuss topics such as Twitter and Spotify or mumble rap but always end up giving the impression that they were written without any consultation with a real young person who understands what IS cool and what’s not.
In this blog I’ll discuss a few ways that teachers can spice up their lessons and bring them into the year 2019. For language learners you might consider how to adapt these ideas for yourself for the purposes of self-study.
I have students that come to me for 1 to 1 lessons once a week either because their parents bring them to the lesson or they are middle-aged business people and their firm is paying for the lesson. Sometimes after a certain time the lessons may stop because the student voices a concern over “not making any progress.” If this happens, then the reason is often a very simple one. The student has done no homework, shows little or no interest in English outside of the classroom and gives no effort to self-study.
Meaning: to be kept updated about an ongoing issue and included in conversations about it.