A lot has happened since we had to start teaching remotely. It’s time to look back and think about what we’ve learnt from our experience teaching English during the pandemic and how it can be useful as we start teaching in ‘the new normal’.

In this video for Pavilion ELT, Rubens Heredia shares five lessons he has learned from teaching online lessons and training teachers prepare to work online, from practical teaching techniques to the well-being of teachers and role of lessons and schools, and suggests follow up material to use (details of which can be found below).



Useful references:

Hockly, N. (2019) ‘Promoting reading skills by means of technology’ English Teaching professional, (120)

Bertacco, L. (2020) ‘The four commonplaces: teaching and learning in the time of COVID’ Modern English Teacher 29 (3)

Fortescue, U. (2018) ‘How meditation can make us better teachers’ Modern English Teacher 27 (1)

Metters, D. (2015) ‘Identifying and tackling teacher burnout’ Modern English Teacher 24 (4)

Chong, C.S. (2018) ‘Give yourself a pat on the back’ English Teaching professional Blog

Chong, C.S. (2018) ‘Impostor syndrome in teaching and how to deal with it’ English Teaching professional Blog 

Bruzzano, C. (2020) ‘Is technology helping? The benefits of technology in task-based language teaching’ English Teaching professional Blog

Pavilion ELT (2020) CPD in Your Inbox: Looking after your wellbeing

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