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 […]

Do you know Leadership Starts with Listening?

When discussing administration, we frequently go on about exceedingly professional public speakers – pioneers who know how to inspire and empower groups with their ground-breaking […]

Acoustic blur, soundshapes, speech streams

I’ve been thinking about an interaction I had in class last week. I’ve transcribed it roughly below. For a bit of context, the language point […]

Improving our communications skills throughout the entire learning continuum

From DSC: As important as being able to effectively communicate with others is, I think we could do a better job throughout the entire learning […]

12 bad communication habits to break in IT [Rudder]

12 bad communication habits to break in IT — from enterprisersproject.com by Carla Rudder Do you start conversations on the wrong note? Deliver the right […]

Top 10 Key Skills for a Training Manager

Thanks to Charles Jennings for this image from pixabay. At the end of a busy day, we’re reflecting on what skills and experience a training […]

DC: Students! Perhaps this learning strategy will help you as you learn how to learn as well!

From DSC: I have been trying to blog more about learning how to learn — and to provide some more resources on metacognition and the […]

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