Monday, May 4, 2015
Saturday, April 11, 2015
I intend to share here some key points from the talks and workshops I manage to watch.
It's important to highlight the fact that even being far away, you can follow the conference on line at
Also, follow the Twitter feeds @iateflonline
One action shapes the action of what comes next.
Rethinking Proficiency as plural- proficiencies, multiple literacies.
Reframe and challenge our myths as English teachers.
Knowing what to say and how to say depending on the context.
discourse seen from four perspectives:
He explained the usage of photo radar charts .The idea came from video game pro evolution soccer.
Very often there are unrealistic expectations from the part of the students, so it's important dealing with them and the charts can certainly help.
Teachers should move from only keeping up to date to participating more actively.
She mentions that ELT bloggers have inspired her classes with the ideas they blog about.
Teachers need to build an online presence,a network.
The importance of using social media for Professional Development (Social Media & CPD)
She mentions the website www.teachingenglish.com
Adult learners need to have a perception of relevance when it comes to what they're studying.
Learning a skill is not simply a behaviour or a mental process. Appropriation has a connotation of
challenging the students.
The impact of emotional engagement in learning is highly important.
Recent findings in in cognitive science indicate the brain is "an organ of emotion".
Listening evidence to improve oral health.
Search strategies / Core skills required by the reading task:
*second sift : read further to assess relevance
*understand paraphrase and choosing information to use
The learning process is a result of active interactions within the school environment.
Students have to feel that the school is a safe environment.
Three elements: empowering students, cognitive development and creativity
The importance of praising the effort, not the person when giving classes.
Empathy plays a key role in establishing bond.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Mais informações Connecting Classrooms British Council Brasil-Inglaterra
Monday, December 22, 2014
Since I started blogging to share my classroom experience, positive things have happened, such as:
*Speaking at an International Conference in 2013, blogging at Teaching English,
Friday, December 5, 2014
In this post, she writes about her experience with social media in the EFL classroom.
Thursday, November 6, 2014
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Sunday, October 26, 2014
Here's a selection of popular world wide TV shows in their Halloween episodes.
Below the selected scenes and a quick activity which is a treat.
Firstly, some background information on the celebration. If possible students can scan the qr code below and have the infographic in their handheld device. Trivia on halloween history, tips and costumes.
Modern Family (season 2 episode 6 Halloween)
Counter: From 14:46 up to 20:48
Shows a Family who loves celebrating Halloween but are having some arguments...