This webinar explores the relevance of mediation for young learners and teens. We consider the rationale for focusing on mediation activities as part of lifelong learning, and step by step approaches that acknowledge literacy development and general competences.
We also explore how simple classroom routines can familiarise young learners with relevant principles, such as collaborating, presenting and explaining, and so lay the groundwork for the development of mediation skills over time.
We evaluate the relevance of mediation can-do statements to different age groups.
Employers are increasingly looking for self-starters who can be relied upon to manage their own time, plan and deliver work seamlessly.
In this webinar, Rachael Roberts looks at some practical strategies that English teachers such as you, can use to not only get yourself more organised (which provides a better model for your students), but can also be used in regular classroom activities that help your students improve their planning, prioritising and organising skills.
In many ways a successful class is a successful team. The very best classes involve students collaborating, contributing, encouraging, helping, listening, negotiating, managing conflict, planning, problem solving and sharing ideas: all teamwork skills.
In this webinar, Rachael Roberts looks at a range of practical activities to help your class bond better as a group, help individual students to both identify personal strengths they can already bring to a team, and develop those abilities they are not yet confident about.
She also looks at ways of dealing with conflict in teams, and how you can teach students to deal with conflict appropriately and positively.
This session introduces the broadened concept of mediation illustrated in the CEFR Companion Volume, and the insights it can provide for language learning and teaching. We look at how the new descriptors for mediation expand and clarify this concept and its relevance to the needs of 21st century language learners.
We then consider how mediation is already an integral part of the communicative classroom, and how a conscious focus on mediation can enhance the personalisation of learning in an 'action-oriented approach'. This is illustrated with some examples of relevant tasks and strategies.
In many organisations today, it is becoming more and more common for everyone in a team to be asked to take on some kind of leadership role. These kinds of skills are invaluable for both work and study, and will considerably enhance your students’ employability in the future.
In this webinar, Rachael Roberts looks at ways in which you can integrate teaching or developing leadership skills into your usual classroom practice.
As teachers, we can help our students learn how to make better choices, and how to undertake an effective decision-making process.
In this webinar, Rachael Roberts teaches you what an effective decision-making process might look like, and how to pass on these valuable skills to your students.
We also consider how to help your students understand themselves and their values more fully, how to think critically about the information available before making a decision, and to subsequently reflect on the process and outcome.