With the current circumstances, more and more educators are making the switch to teaching English online.
This is a great opportunity to explore the advantages of teaching English online. Classrooms do have their benefits, but online education opens doors for students and teachers to connect anywhere and anytime.
More and more teachers are moving to online teaching as the need for language learning grows. It’s important to be able to deliver an effective lesson to students online, and these 5 tips will get you there.
First, let’s talk about why students are interested in learning online, and what benefits it provides. The most common reason is location. When we’re talking about learning English, there are so many students who just don’t have access to courses or teachers in their area. Learning online provides the opportunity to connect with experienced and qualified teachers.
The best place to start is at the end. I had a friend who would always read the last page of a new book before she started reading it so she knew where it would go. I could never understand how she could read the rest of the book when she knew the ending already.
Adolescence is a trying time. Hormones, new responsibilities, higher expectations, and more autonomy. It’s a lot to deal with. Knowing how to talk to teenagers can go a long way in helping them understand and retain the information you’re passing on to them.
It’s common for teenagers to feel insecure and as a result, on the defensive. When we insist that they have to pay more attention, work harder or focus more, it only makes them push back in a negative way. However, they know what they have to do, and they don’t want to be treated as children.
As educators, we should be approaching teenage students with respect, the same way we would an adult student.
Studies are finding that we do some of our best learning when we aren’t actually paying attention to it. It comes when we’re in situations where we find the information useful, or when our minds have a moment to rest and process the new information.
In fact, studying a language for an hour before going to sleep might get you better results than sitting in a desk for an hour before lunch working in sentence structures.
Creative writing has been widely studied as a way to organise your thoughts and help improve your mental health. It may also help students form a clear path from their past self to their future self, which is an important aspect of successfully reaching goals.
As teachers, we’re told that we must create order in our classrooms if we’re going to provide a good learning environment for students. But order and clarity may be sending the wrong message, inhibiting students from reaching their full potential.
By changing the traditional classroom strategy ideas, we can promote a more intuitive learning environment, helping students reach a higher potential. With a little organized chaos in the classroom, we can encourage critical thinking skills in students and create a richer learning environment.