Being a visual learner, when I first saw this model of fixed and growth mindset, I was immediately attracted to it. I have always been an eager learner and have always wanted to work in education, so to me a fixed mindset is something hard to imagine. Working in education I have regularly run into… Continue reading Growth mindset
Last week I immersed in the world of TEFL again – great to focus on one of your favourite subjects and share experiences with like-minded people for four days in a row! I attended many sessions on teaching pronunciation, which seemed to be a hot topic this year. Of course I also attended some sessions… Continue reading TELL about IATEFL 2017 Glasgow
The first time I heard the term blended being used in the context of teaching and learning, I was confused. By now I have gotten used to the use of this kitchen term in the educational context. In our TELL programme we apply blended learning by using both a reader and a lot of digital… Continue reading Blended learning
As promised, I will write this blog post about my workshop at the iXpiratiemiddag last week. My workshop aimed at showing teachers and student teachers how to engage learners more in reading activities. I used one of my favourite authors Roald Dahl for inspiration as he makes everyone want to read more and maybe even… Continue reading Enhancing pupils’ reading with Genially
Cooking and teaching have a lot in common. Both require skills and training, and both involve recipes for success. During TEFL class we sometimes refer to the course book as a sort of recipe book as well, meaning it is the starting point of your lesson but not necessarily a book to follow to the letter.… Continue reading What’s cooking?
Gamification is this week’s theme for session 3 and we will TELL you all about it this week in class. Personally I am a big fan of games, but mostly games played with other people, such as board games. What I like about games is the social aspect combined with some brain training. One of… Continue reading The Game is on
Using technology for teaching and learning in general is great fun! I love experimenting and getting out of my comfort zone to make lessons more engaging en memorable, thus making the teaching more effective. However, sometimes I run into difficulties and the simple things I want, simply do not work! Well, perhaps they are not… Continue reading Technology therapy