When in English Speaking Countries, Speak as They Do

When in English Speaking Countries, Speak as They Do

When in English Speaking Countries, Speak as They Do

Uncertainty can feel scary, and we even experience this in situations without real danger, such as talking to people in a different language. When travelling, we may baulk at speaking with strangers or investigating a new culture because we don’t feel sure of our language skills. However, wonderful surprises, improvements, and growth can also be on the other side of the veil, so it’s worth… Read More

Mistakes Overlooked in Reading

Mistakes Overlooked in Reading

Mistakes Overlooked in Reading

At its most basic, reading is something we first learn to do, then next, we use the skill to learn other things. There’s always a pressure to be reading more complex texts in order to keep up with exam requirements, but this race to trickier vocabulary and longer books can mean we miss important skills. Sometimes, it can be helpful for a student to read… Read More

Making Failure Your Friend

Making Failure Your Friend

Making Failure Your Friend

After completing my undergraduate degree at Oxford University, I applied for an MSt program there. Unfortunately, I was not offered a place, but I took the opportunity to make failure my ally. Here are some tips to help you do the same: Stigmatising failure discourages trying In Ancient Greece, the punishment for a merchant whose business failed was to sit in the marketplace with a… Read More

The Importance of Adults Accompanying Children’s Learning

The Importance of Adults Accompanying Children’s Learning

The Importance of Adults Accompanying Children’s Learning

When it comes to children’s learning, the role of adults cannot be overstated. Whether it’s parents, teachers, or caretakers, the presence and active involvement of adults in a child’s educational journey plays a crucial role in their overall development. Let’s explore the reasons why adults accompanying children’s learning is vitally important. Firstly, adults provide guidance and support to children as they navigate the complexities of… Read More

Spontaneity in the Classroom

Spontaneity in the Classroom

Spontaneity in the Classroom

Spontaneity is a great way to stimulate interest in learning, add excitement to a lesson, and provide opportunities for students to be creative and proactive. Here are some ways I’m spontaneous in the classroom, which can be applied to learning anywhere: Let students make decisions When students are given agency in the classroom, they are more motivated to actively participate in the lesson. This can… Read More