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The Art of Cheating on Tests and How to Make the Best out of it

Read more ...by Maria Davou Students cheat. I cheat, you cheat, they cheat. It’s a fact. Students cheat, we cheated as students. Teachers take measures, threaten, build walls, get vigilant but students keep cheating because students cheat. It’s cross-cultural and eternal: students have been cheating and will be cheating. I don’t want my students to cheat. Not...

Who says managing a preschool class is a mission impossible?

Read more ...By Valia Georgilaki   In any educational setting, classroom management plays an essential role in creating a safe environment where meaningful learning takes place. Teaching English to preschool students can be an exciting yet challenging experience in the sense that students at this young age are not usually equipped with the knowledge of...

Who wants to live in front of a screen?

Read more ...Only a few years ago we were discussing the issue of the computer illiterate teacher. I lived this time intensively and remember it very vividly, first from the post of a Director of Studies in a big organization which comprised private language centres in Greece and the Balkan region and later as the Area Manager of a well-known International...

A Fresh New year-a Better Me

Read more ...In teaching practice there is perpetually room for development. Some of the most heatedly discussed qualities of a good teacher are: Competence and expertise: Teachers need to be profoundly knowledgeable. Dearth or compromise of mastery in the content is not only reflected upon, but also perpetuated by the learners. Language teaching has scientific...

Flipped learning for a world turned upside down

Read more ...The global coronavirus pandemic has forced educators to become more flexible, not only in the context of public schools but also in ESL academies. This new era has paved the way for a new trend in educational practice - the flipped classroom.   Having been successfully embraced by American and European institutes, flipped learning was recognized...

Leadership: Nature or Nurture?

Read more ...By Emmanuel Kontovas “A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.” This definition of who a leader is, belongs to Lao Tzu and captures the essence of leadership even according to modern studies and analyses of leaders. A lot of people believe that leaders are born; that...

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