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Many live online lessons fail, not because the teacher was unprepared or because the technology was inadequate, but they fail because the students were unprepared for the experience of studying in a live online classroom.
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Delivering an online presentation can be a very different skill from presenting at a conference with a physical audience present. Here are a few tips and suggestions that I’ve gathered over the last 10+ years of delivering online training.
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This is a simple but powerful technique we can use to encourage students to see things in their 'mind’s eye’. This involves persuading students to close their eyes, concentrate and visualize.
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One thing that we could do to help change the mindset of students without trying to influence their beliefs and to defuse tensions that may materialize within our classrooms is to stop having classroom debates and start helping students understand how to engage in dialogue.
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One of the most useful questions in any language is ‘Why?’ It’s one of the fundamental metaphysical questions that we spend most of our lives wrestling with, and one of the first question words we produce as our […]
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In a recent webinar that I delivered for the British Council on Emotional Intelligence and Coaching, I introduced the concept of Empathy Mapping. This caused quite a stir and many people were quite excited by the prospect of […]
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This text has been adapted from the chapter on conceptual models in my e-book – Digital Tools for Teachers – Trainers’ Edition. It’s one of a number of models presented in the chapter that can be used to […]
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This text has been adapted from the chapter on conceptual models in my e-book – Digital Tools for Teachers – Trainers’ Edition. It’s one of a number of models presented in the chapter that can be used to […]
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In the first part of this series on e-safety for teachers I looked at some of the general dangers out there for anyone online and a few of the things we can do to help students avoid them. […]
This text is the first of a two-part series adapted from my ebook – Digital Tools for Teacher – Trainers’ Edition. In this first part, I look at potential online dangers and how we can help students deal […]

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