Asynchronous online learning 1: Managing forums

Writer, teacher and teacher trainer Damien Williams offers some top advice on how to effectively manage your classes and encourage students to participate in forums – a useful tool to facilitate asynchronous online...
Four ways to keep young learners engaged in your online classes

Four ways to keep young learners engaged in your online classes

Teachers and students around the globe are having to adapt to new ways of teaching and learning.  Although online classes are nothing new, many educators are now finding themselves having to quickly set up...

7 Podcasts English Teachers should listen to

Listening to podcasts is an excellent way to learn new things and stay entertained while planning lessons, tidying your apartment or working out.  At Pearson English – we love podcasts! So, we’ve put together...
How personalization leads to more effective learning

How personalization leads to more effective learning

Vaughan Jones has more than 30 years’ experience as an EFL Teacher, Trainer and Author. He’s lived and worked in France, Japan and Spain and has worked closely with his co-author Sue Kay...
4 activities to improve your students’ intelligibility

4 activities to improve your students’ intelligibility

Intelligibility is the art of being understood by others. Many students think they need to speak flawlessly and with a native-like accent to make themselves clear, but this is not quite true. While...
Mindfulness in the primary classroom: practicalities and barriers

Mindfulness in the primary classroom: practicalities and barriers

Amy Malloy is the founder of NoMoreShoulds.com, teaching and promoting yoga and mindfulness for healthier, kinder minds. In this third instalment in our blog series on introducing mindfulness in the primary classroom, Amy...
using the GSE to fill in your curriculum

using the GSE to fill in your curriculum

We launched the Global Scale of English (GSE) five years ago – and it’s gone by in a flash. Teachers, institutions and ministries all over the world are using the GSE to help...
Mindfulness in the classroom: autopilot & paying attention

Mindfulness in the classroom: autopilot & paying attention

Amy Malloy is the founder of NoMoreShoulds.com, teaching and promoting yoga and mindfulness for healthier, kinder minds. In this second instalment in our blog series on introducing mindfulness into your school, Amy explains...
how to help young learners in the classroom

how to help young learners in the classroom

When you’re teaching English to young learners, you’ll often find that there’s one student in your class who is struggling. But sometimes it can be hard to tell why. Is it because their...
Pearson and BBC Live Classes

Using tech to create a global classroom

Last year, nearly 4,000 students from 30 countries took part in Pearson and BBC Live Classes. These are online lessons run for secondary students around the world. They offer a unique and motivating...
4 lesson plan ideas from Jamie Keddie

4 lesson plan ideas from Jamie Keddie

In this post, Jamie Keddie, founder of LessonStream, demonstrates four creative ways to use video storytelling in your classes. Apply his storytelling ideas to different clips and see how else you can encourage...
7 ways to individualize your teaching

7 ways to individualize your teaching

There’s no denying that tailoring your teaching to individual students is an effective strategy. However, many teachers struggle with finding the time to include teaching moments which address an individual learner’s specific needs....
Developing transferable skills in the English language classroom

Developing transferable skills in the English language classroom

Students sometimes struggle to use what they’ve learned in class in their day-to-day lives. Roadmap co-author Damian Williams explains how language teachers can help their students develop the transferable skills, subskills and strategies...
Does mindfulness really work? And can it help your students?

Does mindfulness really work? And can it help your students?

Amy Malloy is a freelance writer and editor, and the founder of NoMoreShoulds.com, teaching mindfulness for healthier, kinder minds. In this first instalment in our blog series on introducing mindfulness into your school,...
5 ways to help students succeed

5 ways to help students succeed

Confident students are often the most successful learners. In this post, Lindsay Warwick explains how we can inspire our ESL learners to be more sure of themselves and do better in their learning.  She...
Assessment for Learning

How to improve student engagement with Assessment for Learning

The new school year is the ideal time for a fresh start. After all, once young students are in a routine they can be resistant to change, and it’s hard to find time...

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