The teenage brain: what we as teachers need to know.

Teaching English to Adolescents: An alternative platform if you are having trouble with youtube: Teaching teens: the teenage brain The teenage brain: why it’s important for teachers to understand it. During adolescence, the teenage brain and particularly the prefrontal cortex are undergoing massive development. Picture a massive and busy building site with cables and wiresContinue reading “The teenage brain: what we as teachers need to know.”

Teaching English to Adolescents Online Teacher Training Course

Teaching English to Adolescents: An alternative platform if you are having trouble with youtube: https://vimeo.com/427723364 Online Course Teaching English to Teens and Pre-Teens When we’re teaching English to adolescents, creating an effective learning environment for our kids is like building the perfect nest. Without the right conditions, healthy development of mind, body, and spirit willContinue reading “Teaching English to Adolescents Online Teacher Training Course”

Teaching English to Young Learners: Mental State Language

  In the previous video (transcript below), I introduced some ideas about the roles of a carer (teachers, elders, parents etc.) in the lives of young learners and pre-teens.  The term pre-teens refers to 9-12 year olds. These ideas have their roots in the theory of secure attachment. Through teaching English to Young Learners, partContinue reading “Teaching English to Young Learners: Mental State Language”

Museum Resources for the English Language Teacher

Language teachers are constantly in need of inspiring new ways to get concepts across. You don’t need to be the most creative person to liven up a classroom, you just need to know where to look. Luckily, the world’s museums offer online resources for teachers. These resources include lesson plans, activities and themes to followContinue reading “Museum Resources for the English Language Teacher”

Free Mini Workshop: An Introduction to Drawing as a Tool for the Language Classroom

ELT Activities I’ve written this free mini workshop for English language teachers in response to my experiences running artists in schools projects and working with visual arts, community and English language learning. Drawing is a way of creating your own content and visual material for the English language classroom and a springboard for teaching EnglishContinue reading “Free Mini Workshop: An Introduction to Drawing as a Tool for the Language Classroom”

Artists in Schools Project: Visual Arts and Language

What is the Artists in Schools Project? Many years ago, I worked on a programme to encourage schools to invite artists into the classroom. They would to either do workshops with children, make work on site, or have a longer stint as artist in residence. I believe children learn a lot from simply being aroundContinue reading “Artists in Schools Project: Visual Arts and Language”

Using Storytelling in ELT to Young Learners: The Hands Up Project

Using Storytelling in ELT to Young Learners: The Hands Up Project Nick Bilbrough has been involved in the field of language teaching for twenty-five years. training teachers in Africa, the Middle East, South America and Europe and is a regular presenter at conferences worldwide. I recently caught up with him at the Image Conference inContinue reading “Using Storytelling in ELT to Young Learners: The Hands Up Project”