Distance Teaching: Challenges

Fist things first: no need to panic! Remember, you are an expert in your subject matter.

  1. Dismiss the knowledge gap
  2. Get to know your software
  3. Create a distraction -free workplace
  4. Set clear expectations
  5. Start every class with a warm personalized welcome
  6. Provide examples
  7. Give effective feedback

TOP-NOTCH Websites for On-line Classes

Looking for some great resources? Then this collection is for you! I’ve got a collection of some greeeeaaat websites for super-duper classes ๐Ÿ™‚ Use them and don’t lose them ๐Ÿ™‚

lyricstraining.com
genius.com
purposegames.com
breakingnewsenglish.com
listenaminute.com
gamestolearnenglish.com
rong-chong.com
liveworksheets.com
spellingcity.com
spellingtraining.com
quizlet.com
en.islcollective.com
classtools.com
mentimeter.com

On-line Lessons

In spite of the lockout, we continue to have lessons with our kids – ON-LINE ๐Ÿ™‚ What seemed to be quite challenging at the beginning, tuned out to be lots of fun! Here are some photos of our on-line lessons. Engaging, educational and fun ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿกโฐ

CORONAVIRUS ๐Ÿฉบ

Some useful information about the CORONAVIRUS. Stay healthy ๐Ÿ™‚

Lesson ideas:

  • Listening activity – https://breakingnewsenglish.com/2001/200124-coronavirus-q.htm
  • Video – https://en.islcollective.com/video-lessons/what-is-coronavirus
  • Reading activity – https://esl-voices.com/teaching-exercises-from-news-blog/overflow-answer-keys-from-the-blogs/answer-key-the-coronavirus/
  • Worksheet – https://en.islcollective.com/english-esl-worksheets/vocabulary/health-and-going-doctor/coronavirus/122061

TED: What Makes a Good Life?

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? A psychiatrist Robert Waldinger shares three important lessons learned from the 75-year-old study on how to build a fulfilling, long life. .

***๐Ÿ“ŒThis can be a great listening activity for B2 level students. You can have a follow-up discussion on happiness, life values, etc. I would highly recommend it ๐Ÿ“Œ

Back To school :) ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ

๐Ÿ“š We had almost three weeks of the school closure due to the flu ๐Ÿฉบ๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’Š. I hope you are healthy and ready to start school ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ“ I have prepared a poll for you and will be happy to get your asnwers. ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

If you could have one of these superpowers, which one would you choose?

BBC Learning English: Idioms

Are you a glass half empty or a glass half full kind of person? Look on the bright side of life by taking thisย #waterย #idiomsย challenge and learning 3 commonย #Englishย phrases.

Are you a glass half empty or a glass half full kind of person? Look on the bright side of life by taking our #water #idioms challenge and learning 3 common #English phrases. Learn to talk about water in more depth with our video on bottled water: https://bbc.in/2GEzR5D#BBCLearningEnglish #Water #Idioms #Phrases #Wateroffaducksback #fishoutofwater #waterunderthebridge #usefulphrases #vocab #vocabulary #efl esl #elt #nature #sea #river #phrasefrenzy #englishidiom

Posted by BBC Learning English on Saturday, February 1, 2020

Christmas is Coming!

Christmas season is coming and we all are looking forward to it) Traditions are meant to be kept, so this year is not an exception! – Guess what – we are having a SECRET SANTA game again! We will exchange small presents and thus show each other that we care about them ๐Ÿ™‚ Marry Christmas and Happy New Year!