Eight Tips for Practicing Active Listening in the Classroom

Active listening skills are necessary for developing an empathetic classroom. As mentioned in the Six Strategies for Building Empathy in the Classroom, we must make […]

Why Confidence is Required to Be a Successful Leader

To be successful in almost anything requires confidence, leadership included.  Brand new research from Predictive Index’s 2021 People Management Report asked a series of questions around what […]

The Value of Embracing Different Perspectives at Work

Do you consider and encourage different perspectives in your place of work? There’s a lot more open discussion in the world today, and more people […]

Who’s Doing the Talking in Our Classrooms?

As you may know, I am a HUGE John Hattie fan. His research has completely changed and enhanced my philosophy about how students (and adults) […]

5 Best Practices for Giving and Receiving Feedback

How much focus does your company place on feedback? Is your workplace built on a culture of feedback? By this, we mean a culture that […]

Why the Best Modern Leaders Rely on Empathy

There is a growing belief that the leadership needed today is different from previous generations. The reasons are numerous, but a few to highlight include the […]

12 conversation strategies worth teaching

One thing my CELTA course skimmed over was how to develop learners’ conversation strategies. There seems to be a good amount of focus on conversation […]

Why the Best Leaders Are Listeners and How to Become One

There are many vital things leaders must do to improve the performance of their teams in 2020. One of them, without question, is psychological safety. […]

A Pod of Voices

BY JeanFan VoicePods transforms text to voice and seems to be an easy tool to quickly include instructions to students in their LMS or class blog. You […]

Speaking Up with SpeakPipe

Photo by Pixabay from Pexels There are different ways to record one's voice these days without necessarily resorting to the Web. Nevertheless, if a student is using a […]

IELTS: identifying attitudes and opinions

Another ‘making things up as a go along’. This time in my IELTS Teens class. Topic: Environment and the natural world Context: We’d just done […]

Leaders…Listen First

Whether you are the leader of a change team (or any team for that matter), or whether you are a change practitioner supporting leaders, this […]

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