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Teaching to the test

yep  Standardized tests are primarily associated with large-scale tests administered to large populations of students. A standardized test is any form of test that requires all test takers to answer the same questions, or a selection of questions from common bank of questions, in the same way, and that is scored in a “standard” or...

The Unique Teacher-Student Relationship

key stage 2The teacher-student relationship has always been included in the list of relationships that contribute to the psycho-emotional growth of the child. It is definitely not restricted to the transmission of knowledge since it shapes the child’s personality. The teacher is the one who can boost internal motivation and make a person feel important inside and...

A Teacher’s individual research and scientific methods in language classrooms

a teachers individual research and scientific methods in language classroomsThere is no doubt that teachers are more effective in their profession when they are aware of the basic principles of language learning. Additionally, a teacher’s individual approach to teaching influences student performance in classrooms where they have the chance to deepen their professional knowledge and eradicate misconceptions about language...

What Does ‘Cold Turkey’ Mean? Plus the Meaning of 5 Other ‘Turkey’ Phrases

Lets Talk Turkey 01 1  Have you ever wondered what cold turkey has to do with quitting a habit? We have the answer to that, and we look at other turkey idioms.   THE QUICK AND DIRTY • The turkey bird gets its name from the country. • To talk turkey means to speak plainly. • To go cold turkey means to stop a habit abruptly. • To call someone a turkey is an...

Continuous Professional Development (CPD): a necessity or a trend?

collaboration clipart instructional design 19CPD stands for Continuous Professional Development and it normally refers to the knowledge and skills obtained beyond the formal education (i.e. after completing a Bachelor’s Degree). It is also a way to keep up-to-date with the latest trends in your profession and move a step further from your comfort zone. Therefore, both newly qualified teachers and...

From Story Reading to Story Telling and Story Devising

5c517149619af2a6cd91332e 5c346a6e313bfd511ed38d8d shutterstock 1104143684 Transmediales Storytelling kleinPart 3 of this series of articles on story telling will start by suggesting that stories be implemented more frequently in the English classroom since they are powerful tools and involve children in an enjoyable way in the learning process. Story telling is mostly associated with young learners, but I propose a broad use of this tool involving all ages...