Applying the FutureWe Framework to ELT

A few weeks back I gave my first PechaKucha talk at an event held by Caltabiano and Seven Idiomas.  I decided to share something I’ve been interested in for about 2 years now since meeting Jonathan Nalder, the founder and Director of FutureWe. This blog post based on his research and work along with input from […]

Grade 2’s Got Mail!

This beautiful project idea comes from Lilian Montalvão, a teacher in the Active English teaching community.  She works with Primary aged students in Colégio Magnum Cidade Nova in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.  We think starting the new school year with a letter like this is a wonderful way to help lower anxiety and make students feel […]

Teaching Pronunciation to Young Learners…without increasing your workload!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]To kick start this post, I’d like to first start by inviting you all to reflect on the role of the Young Learner (YL) teacher and the current challenges we face every single day in the classroom.  And I’d like to ask you all to answer this question…. Is it reasonable to expect Young Learner […]

Fun & Friendship in the Young Learner Classroom

Looking back over my teaching career, I feel like the most successful experiences have been those in which friendship and fun were present in every lesson.  These two elements are essential for developing the kind of healthy classroom environment which supports the learning process.  In this post you’ll find some ideas that you can use to […]

5 Things You Can Do to Advance Your Career in 2018

You and I don’t know each other but I’m guessing that if you are reading this, you are probably a lot like me when it comes to your professional development: committed, dedicated and pro-active. I think it’s also safe to assume that you are the kind of person who likes a challenge and wants to […]