Throughout my educational career, I have been teaching English to learners of all ages and levels, while also contributing to the development of EFL material with various publishers in Greece. As for my own publications, I have written the children’s book trilogy “The Adventures of Ben & Friday”, my guidebook “The Road to Femininity”, and my most recent novel “I Can’t Love You”.
I am currently authoring a new ELT ICT course for a renowned publisher, which will consist of 6 levels and will be available for distribution, September 2020. (More information will become available in the following months).
As regards teacher training courses, I have devoted my experience and knowledge to the field of ICT integration in ELT.
As a native speaker from Chicago Illinois, I am an oral examiner for the majority of Universities which certify candidates in the use of the English Language in all levels according to the CEFR.
Finally, as regards equal rights, I have given speeches about diversity and inclusiveness while contributing to the education of both refugee and impoverished children as an English and Greek Language Teacher.
Procrastination is a trait most people are familiar with. How many times have you been faced with a challenge you would inadvertently or purposely delay because you couldn’t find the energy or desire to accomplish it? Lack of motivation is usually the cause and this is a concern most teachers aspire to rectify by implementing different approaches with various degrees of success.
Motivation is not merely a means that can be used to inspire your students to work hard. If viewed as an ‘educational approach’, then you will most likely fail in doing so. What educators should focus on instead, are various factors which will bring about the desired result, not only in class, but in students’ everyday lives. We tend to forget that students look up to us for guidance and our presence will in most cases, leave an everlasting effect on them.
But the question remains… “How can I motivate my students?” The simplest answer to this question is to put yourself in their shoes and realize that motivation can be achieved by adhering to a few strategies which are more or less familiar to most educators.
Alison Ledgerwood joined the Department of Psychology at UC Davis in 2008 after completing her PhD in social psychology at New York University. She is interested in understanding how people think, and how they can think better. Her research, which is funded by the National Science Foundation, investigates how certain ways of thinking about an issue tend to stick in people’s heads. Her classes on social psychology focus on understanding the way people think and behave in social situations, and how to harness that knowledge to potentially improve the social world in which we all live.
Many of us hold our childhood memories in high regard; the joy of seeing your father come home from work, the sense of security one would feel when held in the protective embrace of a loved one, but one of the most fondest memories I cherish of my childhood, is that of my mother reading bedtime stories to me.
CLIL stands for Content and Language Integrated Learning and refers to teaching subjects such as science, history and geography to students through a foreign language. For a brief introduction to CLIL, check the video below.
We have a problem with bullying in our schools. And it’s not the one you think. Indeed, while there is news story after news story about student-on-student bullying, no one is talking about the problem of teacher-on-teacher bullying. But for teachers facing harassment from their colleagues every day, the proverbial struggle is real.
Believe it or not, there was a time when the idea of using a computer to perform any task seemed outlandish. The cost of purchasing such equipment, the unfamiliarity one felt around it, and of course the apprehension of misuse, loomed in everyone’s mind as the computer market started booming. Today, however, it would be incomprehensible to even consider performing simple tasks without electronic assistance. Travelling, medical treatments and occupational tasks have become intricately intertwined with technology. Education has become no exception, as students are open to the miraculous and perhaps hazardous world of Information and Communications Technology (ICT). Thus, the burning question remains; is ICT in education truly worth the hype?