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Read more ...  Passive learning has been the only way of learning in school for centuries, but experiential and active ways of learning are now at the heart of education. Students often need a motivation to learn when they approach new knowledge and compare it to what they already know.  Authentic Learning is learning by participation, learning by focusing on...

Read more ...All kids have greatness in them, and like any of us, they will all need their own combination of "the right things" to flourish - the right people, the right environment, the right motivation, the right encouragement. The right support will make magic happen. It will light a vibrant, glowing spark that will open the world up to them, and them up to the...

Read more ...    The developing of the language skills has always been a very hard and interesting task. The process of writing suggests that we can actually teach students how to write with coherence, an appropiate grammar structure and an acceptable spelling. One of the effective ways to do this is to motivate the students and make them aware of the steps involved...

Read more ...  Ιχνογράφηµα:  Είναι η  αναπαράσταση κάποιου αντικειµένου, πράγµατος, τοπίου ή και ανθρώπου µε απλές γραµµές µολυβιού. Δεν χρησιµοποιούµε καθόλου χρώµατα. Σχέδιο: Πολλές φορές µπορούµε να το ταυτίσουµε µε το ιχνογράφηµα. Η σηµασία των λέξεων µπορεί να µοιάζει αλλά οι λέξεις δεν ταυτίζονται απόλυτα. Στο σχέδιο η αναπαράσταση του αντικειµένου είναι...

Read more ... I think I can read your mind as you are reading the title of the article. "Reading? Why taboo?  Who is it taboo for?" As social media lovers would describe it, the relationship of reading with all three stakeholders is rather complicated and multi-faceted:   Parents  take it for granted that learners should read aloud long texts and translate them word...

Read more ...Language is a tool for communication. We communicate with others, to express our ideas, and to know others’ ideas as well. Communication takes place mostly where there is speech.   The importance of speaking skills is enormous for the learners of any language. Without speech, a language is reduced to a mere script. Any gap in communication results in...

Read more ...Is there a possibility of linking the teaching of study skills with teaching English in such a way so that the two can be combined and successfully support each other? It has already been acknowledged that study skills have an important cross-curricular value and should therefore be part of the curriculum design and implementation with a view to our...

Read more ...Ηave you ever walked into a classroom expecting students to be prepared and begin learning and instead found them looking at you like you are an alien from another planet for even expecting their rapt attention? Unfortunately, low expectations have become the norm for both teachers and students. Many teachers do not want to fight against the expectations...

Read more ...Educators have long known that the ancient art of storytelling is especially well-suited for student exploration. Storytelling is accessible to all ages and abilities. No special equipment beyond the imagination and the power of listening and speaking is needed to create artistic images. As a learning tool, storytelling can encourage students to explore...

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How To Handle Students Who Make Classmates Laugh

15 January 2020

So you have this student, or maybe several, who during instructional time try to make their classmates laugh. Sometimes it’s just a look or whispered comment, but it can be a...

Ο πρώτος πρακτικός οδηγός για τις Ειδικές Μαθησιακές Δυσκολίες και τη Δυσλεξία

13 January 2020

  Οι εκδόσεις Σπυρόπουλου σε συνεργασία με τον ειδικό παιδαγωγό Ιωάννη Α. Κοσμόπουλο κυκλοφορούν τον πρώτο, σε πανελλαδικό επίπεδο, πρακτικό οδηγό για τις Ειδικές Μαθησιακές Δυσκολίες και τη Δυσλεξία.  ...

Goodbye Erasmus: Brits express anger after UK votes against much-loved EU student scheme

13 January 2020

  Britons who have studied around Europe have expressed anger and incredulity after the UK parliament voted not to seek to negotiate to continue the Erasmus student exchange programme after...

BULATS discontinued from end 2019

10 January 2020

BULATS retired at the end of 2019. It will be replaced with Linguaskill Business.   Linguaskill is a quick and convenient online test to help organisations check the English levels of...

Recognition of the ABLE B2 certificate by ASEP

09 January 2020

The Hellenic American Union is pleased to announce that the ABLE B2 certificate has been recognized by the Greek state (Supreme Council for Civil Personnel Selection) as a B2 level...

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