Alinhando Atitude, Autoconhecimento e Conscientização para o Crescimento Profissional no Ensino de Inglês

Bem-vindos à última postagem de nossa série que explora o modelo KASA (Knowledge,  Attitude, Skills and Awareness) de Donald Freeman como ferramenta fundamental para professores de inglês em busca de aprimoramento contínuo. Na primeira parte, exploramos a importância do conhecimento; na segunda, mergulhamos no mundo das habilidades. Agora, em mais uma postagem, vamos explorar dois...Read More

What are the CLIL teacher´s competences?

Many authors agree that the most important aspect to CLIL implementation regardless of the context is a competent teacher. There is a shortage of well qualified CLIL teachers around the world (MEHISTO; MARSH; FRIGOLS, 2008). Ball, Kelly and Klegg (2015, p.268) point out that most of the teachers practicing CLIL ”are unlikely to have received...Read More

New Year’s Resolutions

resolution / ˌrɛz əˈlu ʃən / 2. the act of resolving or determining upon an action, course of action, method, procedure, etc. 3. a resolve; a decision or determination: to make a firm resolution to do something. 4. the mental state or quality of being resolved or resolute; firmness of purpose. Here we go again…...Read More

The Work Behind The Scenes

While scrolling through my Instagram feed I usually come across a lot of posts from teachers who advertise themselves as super organized and productive. It does make sense since being a teacher requires a set of skills that we learn to develop throughout the years. Another kind of post which is usually seen is the...Read More

Jazzing it up: Lessons from Miles Davis for our professional development

As you will probably agree, inspiration comes from the most unusual places. Just now, I felt so moved by a Netflix documentary about the jazz genius Miles Davis that I had to come here and write about the lessons I believe his career may bring to our professional development as teachers.   “The Musings of...Read More

Online Lessons – Using Task-based Language Teaching – Part 3

The use of this current communicative approach is very common in the English lesson field. We always tend to use a task as the topic of the lesson and ask students to perform this task at the end of this lesson. As the name states TBLT, also known as TBI (task-based instruction) focuses on the...Read More

Online Lessons – Using Communicative Language Teaching  – Part 2

Coronavirus day 3.648: It feels like that, right? At least, it does for me.  Since this has all begun and we started teaching remotely, I have been re-reading all my academic books, trying to find various other approaches and/or methods for dealing with “emergency remote teaching” in a way that lessons will be meaningful, not...Read More

You’ve Got a(n ELT) Friend

In 2019 we had the opportunity to work together on different projects. Such projects involved writing for the Richmond blog, going live on different social media websites and delivering an online course for teachers. We’d like to start by commenting on the online course experience. Needless to say how this course enriched us. While organizing...Read More
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