World Teachers' Day Online Conference

2 Октября


Начало сессии в 12:00 PM Europe/London time 2 октября 2019 года 

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Carol Read - How to survive and thrive as a language teacher of children

Teaching children can be stressful and exhausting and it’s not always easy to keep focussed on why we love our jobs so much! In this webinar, we’ll explore the role of teacher and children’s wellbeing in creating a positive and effective climate for learning. We’ll also look at a range of practical ideas and strategies to keep motivation high and allow teaching and learning to flourish.

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Carol Read has over 30 years’ experience in ELT as a teacher, teacher trainer, academic manager, materials writer and educational consultant. Her main specialization is in early years and primary English language education. Carol’s publications include award-winning titles such as 500 Activities in the Primary Classroom and Tiger Time. Her latest publication is a new, global pre-school course, Big Wheel / Mimi’s Wheel / Ferris Wheel. Carol is a former President of IATEFL. You can find out more about Carol by visiting www.carolread.com

Emma Reynolds - Mind full or Mindful? An introduction to Mindfulness for teachers

Let’s face it, being a teacher can at times be very stressful. Your mind can feel full to bursting with endless to-do lists and planning, with nights spent worrying about projects, meetings and students’ grades. Left unchecked, this feeling of overwhelm can lead to a variety of unwanted outcomes including illness and burn out. For teachers living in a fast-paced world with increasing demands on their attention and time, mindfulness offers the perfect opportunity to take a pause, to become more present and focused. Benefits of practicing mindfulness include; improved concentration, emotional intelligence, mental stamina, better sleep and life satisfaction. Sounds good, right? But can it be true? Why not join Emma and find out for yourselves what it’s all about? Get a better understanding of what stress is and how you can learn to calm the mind with simple techniques. It might just make you a little more skilful when dealing with life’s ups and downs. More Mindful, less mind full.

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Emma Reynolds is an accredited Mindfulness teacher for adults (MBSR- Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) and for children through MiSP (Mindfulness in Schools Project UK). She has given talks and workshops on Emotional Intelligence and Mindfulness in the classroom at schools and teachers’ conferences including APAC and ELT, Barcelona. Recently she has completed delivering a week-long Mindfulness teacher training for English teachers aimed at reducing stress and offering practical mindful tools to use with students in the classroom. She has lived in Spain for over 20 years and is also the director of an English-speaking theatre company Blue Mango Theatre, Barcelona.


Amy Blanchard - Teaching EFL and EAP

In this session, Amy will discuss the difference between teaching EFL and EAP, offering tips, advice and practical ideas for teachers who wish to move into teaching at university. The session will look at techniques and activities for helping learners to structure their written work appropriately, and some practical ideas for teaching cohesion.

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Amy Blanchard
After teaching English all over the world, including two years in Japan with the JET Programme; a global voyage with Peace Boat; and many years with International House in Spain as both a teacher and a CELTA tutor, Amy now teaches English for Academic Purposes at Teesside Univeristy in the UK, helping learners on both pre-sessional and insessional courses.

Chia Suang Chong - Making the most of the Teacher’s Book

What’s in a Teacher’s Book and what is it for? For some, the teacher’s book is something their school has paid for and sits on the shelf in the staffroom collecting dust. For others, the teacher’s book is an invaluable resource that contains useful information about the course. Chia Suan Chong decides to speak to the writers behind these teacher’s books and seeks to understand the role they play in a coursebook series. Then using examples from some current teacher’s books, she explores how we can better exploit the teacher’s book and use it as the resource it’s meant to be.

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Chia Suan Chong
Based in York, Chia Suan Chong is a teacher trainer, an intercultural skills trainer, and a materials writer. She has been English Teaching Professional’s award-winning resident blogger since 2012 and is also a featured columnist in their bimonthly magazine. Chia is a regular ELT conference speaker and holds a DELTA and a Masters in Applied Linguistics and ELT.

Jo Ramsden - Extending literacy beyond the classroom

Literacy texts can provide an excellent framework within which to develop not just language skills but also a range of key 21st century learning skills, including the ability to think critically, solve problems, think about the world around them and thus develop a deeper understanding of the world and their place in it.  In this session, we will explore positive strategies and demonstrate practical ideas to motivate your students through the use of real world texts to extend their learning beyond the walls of the classroom.

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Jo Ramsden
Joanne works full time in a Spanish state school as part of the MECD-British Council Bilingual Project. She is currently teaching Science, Arts and Crafts and English Language in lower primary. She is the author of Macmillan Natural & Social Science1 & 2, Magic Phonics, and is also co-author of Play with Patch and Patch the Puppy 1 & 2 and Give me Five! levels 1-4. She has been involved in the local training programme for Bilingual Schools since it began in 2009 and has given training courses on Synthetic Phonics, CLIL methodology and Arts and Crafts both nationally and internationally.

Russell Stannard - Collaboration and sharing: Ideas, approaches and technologies that can help.

The reason we collaborate and get students sharing ideas is because it is closely related to how we learn. Both Communicative Language Teaching and constructivist approaches to learn are based around students working together, sharing ideas, brainstorming. In this talk, Russell Stannard will look at some of the different levels of collaboration that can take place as well as some of the useful tools and approaches that can help to make collaboration work.

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Russell Stannard is the founder of www.teachertrainingvideos.com and a NILE associate trainer where he runs a ‘Flipping your Classes’ course and works on the MA course. He is the winner of 3 educational awards including the Times Higher ‘Outstanding Initiative in Technology’ and the British Council ‘ELTons Innovation Award’. Russell writes regular columns in the English Teaching Professional and has published widely in the area of feedback, collaboration and the use of screen capture. He is truly an international speaker, having presented in over 40 countries around the world.

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