Opportunity for creativity and critical thinking

Sara Davila is a Learning Expert at Pearson Education. She is a teacher, materials writer, researcher, and teacher trainer who has worked in a variety of contexts. In this article, Sara talks about...

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,...
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Mindfulness activities to help children cope with stress

Amy Malloy, teacher and mindfulness expert at No More Shoulds, adds to her popular series of Pearson Experiences resources with a special guide to help children during the current crisis. Read on for...

9 articles to help primary teachers engage learners online

Making the switch from physical classrooms to online teaching has been a challenge for teachers worldwide. But these uncertain times are also full of opportunities for growth – giving teachers more time to...

12 resources to support your child’s English-learning at home

As many families around the world are currently spending more time indoors than usual, we wanted to share some ideas to help your children (or students) keep learning English from home. The internet is...

3 opportunities for using mediation with young learners

Tim Goodier is a member of the core authoring group for the CEFR Companion Volume, and a consultant for the Council of Europe for the further development of the CEFR. Here, he shares...
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...
5 spooky ideas for your primary classes this Halloween

5 spooky ideas for your primary classes this Halloween

It’s almost Halloween and the ghosts and vampires will soon be coming out to play! Did you know that although we often associate Halloween with pumpkin carving and eating candy, the festival has...
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...
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...
The importance of teaching values to young learners

The importance of teaching values to young learners

In our English classrooms we teach far more than just the language. As educators our job is to help children become responsible citizens who care about the world around them. It is essential...
Summer Reading Camp - Graded stories for the primary classroom

Summer Reading Camp – Graded stories for the primary classroom

“You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.” – Dr. Seuss Have you ever thought about using graded Readers with your class? Reading is an...
5 ways to keep students’ attention in class

5 ways to keep students’ attention in class

Do you ever find it hard to keep students focused and on task? Young learners get easily distracted and it can be hard to come up with ways of keeping them engaged. In...
What is so “Big” about Big Questions?

What is so “Big” about Big Questions?

A few years ago, I was working as an educational consultant. Part of my job involved visiting schools that had outlined improvement plans regarding English language teaching and learning and observing classes. In...

5 ways to support students with dyslexia

Children seem to be starting English lessons younger than ever, often before they can even read and write. This means that learning differences like dyslexia may not have yet made themselves apparent. While...
self-confident

How can we encourage our learners to feel self-confident?

Encouraging learners to feel more confident in the classroom is a problem often faced by teachers. Below are five simple things that you can adopt in your classroom to encourage learners to feel...

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