A lot is going on right now around the edges of our predominantly online teaching – we all know it! In the middle of giving… Read More »Online Teaching: Making Space for Social Connection
Older Young Learners
Task-based learning: ways to create engaged online face-to-face learning How can we keep our fatigued online learners engaged in our lessons? How can we create… Read More »Task-Based Learning: An Introduction to Drawing as a Tool for the Online 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… Read More »Free Mini Workshop: An Introduction to Drawing as a Tool for the Language Classroom
Coetzer (IHJournal June 2017) calls them “chubby questions”. Questions that get people, and importantly our learners, drilling down deep for answers. If you’re aware of HOTS and LOTS, you’ll know they refer to “Higher Order Thinking Skills” and “Lower Order Thinking Skills”. We want learners to move beyond LOTS, that include activities like memorising, applying and answering short Yes/No answers into the challenges of HOTS: investigation, interpretation, analysis, manipulation, critique and creation.