providing a foundation for 21st-century careers

Parents all over the world want their children to have good job prospects and be ready for their 21st-century careers. In fact, according to a survey of parents we completed in summer 2019,...

How to help students deal with conflict in group work

In the fifth article in our Career Skills series, teacher, teacher trainer and ELT author Rachael Roberts explains how teachers can help students effectively deal with conflict in group work situations. She also...
Why do smart teens make bad decisions? And how can we help?

Why do smart teens make bad decisions? And how can we help?

In this third article in our Career Skills series, teacher, teacher trainer and ELT author Rachael Roberts explains the science behind teenagers’ poor decision-making. She also outlines how teachers can present strategies to...
Setting students on the path to success

Setting students on the path to success

With the internet at our fingertips, we have access to information on absolutely any topic imaginable. It’s an invaluable tool for learners of a second language, who can access materials in their L2...
How teaching needs to change to reflect modern demands

How teaching needs to change to reflect modern demands

In this article, Dr Ken Beatty talks about the importance of updating our teaching practices to reflect modern demands of our students.  Ken is the series consultant of Startup, a course that helps you...

5 future skills our students will need

Dr. Ken Beatty is a teacher trainer and TESOL professor – and the author of more than 70 books for Pearson. He is also a consultant on StartUp, an eight-level adult English series.  In...
Exam Preparation with John Wolf exam success

How to enjoy teaching an exam course

This is the sixth part of our exam preparation series: 6 steps to exam success. Read on to find out how you can make your exam courses more effective for your students and...
5 academic skills for primary students

5 academic skills for primary students

In an ever-changing jobs market, the skills we all need to use have developed beyond numeracy and literacy – and part of our jobs as teachers is to give students the skills they’ll...
A culture of inquiry in the primary classroom

A culture of inquiry in the primary classroom

Children are curious by nature. When conditions allow children to satisfy their curiosity through safe, self-initiated, and playful exploration, learning occurs naturally. Our goal as educators should be to help students make the...
most popular blog posts blog round up 2018

A look back at our most popular blog posts of 2018

The last twelve months have flown by. We hope that you had a productive 2018 and that you found lots of interesting ideas and activities to use with your students using our blog...

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