The global mindedness approach and authentic materials we've explored in our previous sessions extend standard School English, linking it to the bustling modern world.
But staying up to date with what's going on in the ELT world, finding interesting materials and creating your own is not an easy job at all. We’re so oriented to make our lessons student-centered, that we rarely have time to think how to make it teacher-friendly as well. Where to find the time, energy and inspiration to do all this? Is it possible to optimise this process, or organise it in the most productive way possible?
At our meeting, we will discuss a list of the best ideas and resources that will put your students at the centre of learning, inspire you and save your time and effort. We'll talk about the garden-path sentences that not only promote a culture of wonder in the classroom but also allow us to better understand sentence structure - as well as the creative and content-rich practice of Blackout Poetry. We will also explore collections of materials that not only help you push the boundaries of the topic you are currently exploring, but also aid your pedagogical practice.
Being a teacher means being in a constant search for a balance between inspiration, time and energy. Katerina Panfilova, Freelance English teacher, creative trainer, polyglot, performer, and expert in teacher wellbeing, will share with us how to find and multiply all the positive effects of this balance.
Good lessons are not only student-centred but also definitely teacher-friendly. Artem Morozov, CELTA qualified teacher and a Delta graduate, creator of the Mishkie.ru community for English teachers, will share his secrets for a systematic approach to planning such lessons and how to stay afloat even when you feel desperate and tired.