What we can control: planning, prioritising and organising skills for students and teachers.
Times of great uncertainty like these can cause a great deal of stress as so much is both unpredictable and out of our control. However, despite everything, we still need to help our students develop both their language skills, and their abilities to deal successfully with the world of work in future (whatever that may look like).
In this webinar, Rachael will look at some practical strategies that English teachers like you can use to not only get yourself more organised and in control of what you can actually control, but that can also be used in regular classroom (or online classroom) activities to help your students improve their planning, prioritising and organising skills.
In this session we explore how to use feedback to engage students and increase student learning. We will discuss how to develop mutually agreeable goals for feedback with students, how to help shift grades to be reflective of the learning process, and how to implement strategies that are effective, timely, actionable, and ongoing in order to guide students to reach their potential.
As teachers, we have had to adapt to a new reality: our courses now are mostly online. In this webinar, we will look at communicative activities for developing professional English online with reference to activities from the Business Partner series that can be easily adapted and to develop learners’ language skills, alongside their business skills and soft skills.
In this session, we will examine scaffolding, and how it helps students overcome barriers and reach lesson goals. We will explore how scaffolding supports students to understand new language and carry out language tasks, investigate how to plan scaffolding into lesson stages to help students move from form-focused practice to fluency-focused, consider ways to monitor student performance, and learn how to use scaffolding to support specific language 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 will look 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 will also look at ways of dealing with conflict in teams, and how you can teach students to deal with conflict appropriately and positively.
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 will look 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 will teach you what an effective decision-making process might look like, and how to pass on these valuable skills to your students.
We will 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.
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 will look 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.