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Ten Ideas for Interactive Teaching

Read more ...While lecturing tends to be the easiest form of instruction, studies show that students absorb the least amount of information that way. Interactive teaching methods are an effective way to connect with a generation of students used to consistent stimulation. Education professor Kevin Yee has some advice for how teachers can make their lessons more...

Το πρώτο θρανίο...σκέψεις, σημειώσεις ενός καθηγητή: η ολοκλήρωση του έτους 2015-2016

Read more ...Ικανοποίηση, που όλα κύλησαν ομαλά, που μεγαλώσαμε μαζί με τους μαθητές μας, που ζήσαμε όλες αυτές τις στιγμές. Μελαγχολία, που βλέπω τις αίθουσες άδειες, που κάποιοι μαθητές έφτασαν στο τέρμα του διαδρομής και απλά θα συναντιόμαστε βιαστικά στο δρόμο με ένα χαμόγελο μνήμης για όσα μαζί ζήσαμε. Στεναχώρια που για άλλη μια φορά αφουγκράζομαι την...

To "στρες των εξετάσεων" ή το άγχος του αποτελέσματος;

Read more ...Σύντομα περίπου ένας στους δύο στην χώρα μας θα βρίσκεται σε συνθήκες εξετάσεων. Παραδοσιακά είναι η δυσκολότερη περίοδος της χρονιάς για όλους μας. Ή μήπως, απλώς, δεν έχουμε σκεφτεί ότι δεν θα πρέπει να είναι έτσι; Στο σύντομο άρθρο που ακολουθεί θα εξηγήσω γιατί κατά την γνώμη μου (και πολλών άλλων μάλιστα) δεν θα πρέπει να μας στρεσάρουν οι...

When to use Commas

Read more ...The comma is the punctuation mark most likely to cause angst. This is largely the result of the many different ways the comma is used. Sometimes, the comma indicates a pause that would occur if the sentence were spoken aloud. Other times, the comma separates grammatical components of the sentence. Finally, there are mechanical and stylistic uses of the...

Origins of idioms

Read more ...  You probably use tons of expressions, idioms, and slang phrases every day that don’t make literal sense. If you ever thought long and hard about why you say something a certain way, you could probably make a guess. However, some English expressions are so crazy and unusual that it is impossible to guess where on earth it originated from — unless you...

Γενναιοδωρία

Read more ...Αν πραγματικά θέλουμε να καλλιεργήσουμε στα παιδιά μας τ&eta...

Το αλφαβητάρι της σωστής επιβράβευσης

Read more ... Ας αναλογιστούμε πότε συνήθως επιβραβεύουμε τα παιδιά μας: Όταν τα πηγαίνουν καλά στο σχολείο, όταν νικάνε σε έναν αγώνα, όταν φτιάξουν μία καταπληκτική κατασκευή και γενικώς όταν κάνουν κάτι αξιοσημείωτο, αξιοθαύμαστο και οφθαλμοφανές. Κι αν το παιδί μας δεν είναι καλός μαθητής, ούτε καλός αθλητής κι αν δεν μπορεί να φτιάξει πράγματα που να φαίνονται στα...

My Greece, sun and sea

Read more ...Elementary school pupil wins “Doogle 4 Google” competition A simple drawing capturing the whole of Greece: sun, sea, seagulls, a fishing boat and the Greek flag. This powerful image was submitted by Asterios Reynik, 10, an elementary school pupil from Litochoro in Pieria. The jury decided that Reynik’s picture was the best...

Nick Dellas talks about the Educational Leadership Association

Read more ...Nick Dellas is a teacher of English and a FLS owner who has been running Chronos School, one of the most successful FL schools in the greater Athens area, for more than twenty years. Nick Dellas is also the Chairperson of ELA (Educational Leadership Association), a newly formed FLS owners’ association, which aims to improve the quality of educational...

Agapi Dendaki talks about ELT in the State Sector

Read more ...  Agapi Dendaki is a state school teacher of English as well as a Special Education Needs teacher. Agapi has conducted many workshops and seminars and has designed SEN programmes for educators and professionals.Agapi Dendaki is a state school teacher of English as well as a Special Education Needs teacher. Agapi has conducted many workshops and...

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Kahoot! & Cambridge English partner

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The Best Thing You Can Do for Reading Fluency

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The Benefits Of Using Technology In Learning

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New study gives insight on effectiveness of language learning apps

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