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The Art of Cheating on Tests and How to Make the Best out of it

03 The Art of Cheating on Tests and How to Make the Best out of itby Maria Davou Students cheat. I cheat, you cheat, they cheat. It’s a fact. Students cheat, we cheated as students. Teachers take measures, threaten, build walls, get vigilant but students keep cheating because students cheat. It’s cross-cultural and eternal: students have been cheating and will be cheating. I don’t want my students to cheat. Not...

A Fresh New year-a Better Me

StudentTeachingIn teaching practice there is perpetually room for development. Some of the most heatedly discussed qualities of a good teacher are: Competence and expertise: Teachers need to be profoundly knowledgeable. Dearth or compromise of mastery in the content is not only reflected upon, but also perpetuated by the learners. Language teaching has scientific...

Teachers are Story Tellers

Teachers are Story TellersBy Olga Velitzelou, FLS owner, Thessaloniki We all have the need to hear from story tellers in these difficult times. Let me tell you my story! I was born in Thessaloniki, the city of love and culture. Since I was a child, my thirst for knowledge was limitless, so much so I traded playing for studying. My father, to whom I owe much, passed his love for...

Who says managing a preschool class is a mission impossible?

01 who says managing a pre school class is a mission impossibleBy Valia Georgilaki   In any educational setting, classroom management plays an essential role in creating a safe environment where meaningful learning takes place. Teaching English to preschool students can be an exciting yet challenging experience in the sense that students at this young age are not usually equipped with the knowledge of...

Leadership: Nature or Nurture?

leadershipBy Emmanuel Kontovas “A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.” This definition of who a leader is, belongs to Lao Tzu and captures the essence of leadership even according to modern studies and analyses of leaders. A lot of people believe that leaders are born; that...

Coronavirus and distance learning: Challenges and benefits

iStock 1202470524  By now, everyone living on planet Earth must have heard of coronavirus pandemic – that’s a wild guess. But, to say the least, many people know and have been affected by the coronavirus. Ranging from the health sector to business and beyond, everyone is feeling the heat. Unfortunately, students are not left out. In fact, in the past weeks...