The Evolution of English Language Teaching (ELT)

English Language Teaching (ELT) has without a doubt, gone through various changes throughout the years. The days of simple text books is a thing of the past, as “Information and Communications Technology” (ICT) has been fully integrated into the learning process. One would wonder, how did we get here and how effective this new way of learning English truly is.

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Stop Forcing Children to Study!

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Thinking back to your own childhood years, one of the most frustrating memories you might have had, was that of doing your homework. What made things even worse, was when you were reprimanded for not adhering to your studies. This is most often the case, with many students finding themselves on the receiving end of their parents constant “reminders” that they have a test the following day, or if that’s not even the case, a book in hand at all times, is a major prerequisite to succeed in life.

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The Value of a Positive Student-Teacher Relationship in Class

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by Katherine Reilly

If one were to ask you, what are the most vivid recollections you might have of your childhood, in most cases the answer would likely concern your school years and the relationship you had with your teacher. The impact this bond can have on an individual is without a doubt the most inspiring and everlasting in your life.

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Don’t Fear the New School Year, Embrace it!

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by Katherine Reilly

Each year, September is literally a time which stresses teachers, parents and students alike, as it is the beginning of a new period in their lives in which all aforementioned parties must adjust to their newly assigned daily routines. Those lazy summer mornings are now a thing of the past; families try to keep up with their schedules, teachers are still trying to learn all their kids’ names and above all, everyone has to play their part for a productive school year to come to fruition.

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Kids Need Play and Recess – Their Mental Health May Depend on It

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Today’s guest post is written by Michael J. Hynes, E.D., Superintendent of Schools for the Patchogue-Medford School District (Long Island, NY). 

As superintendents, principals and teachers plan for the upcoming school year, one thing is certain: We are serving a generation of children who are more anxious, depressed and suicidal than any generation before. A recent NPR Education Series broadcast states, “Up to one in five kids living in the U.S. shows signs or symptoms of a mental health disorder in a given year.”

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http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/finding_common_ground/2018/08/the_existential_mental_health_crisis_in_k-12_education_the_need_for_play_and_recess.html