English Teaching professional blog from Michelle Ocriciano
2021: a year full of strength
What was 2020 to you? A teacher’s reflection
The more you do, the better you’ll be: how Retrieval Practice can improve your learners’ performance
Practice makes perfect? The case of interleaving
Memory overload from teaching and learning in our new normal
Large groups? Technology can help you!
Much of Michelle’s teaching took place in language institutes with a maximum of 15 students in class. But when she started teaching in state schools, she faced a new reality: 24 groups with 40 students each. To cope with these numbers, she had to adapt and use technology to support her teaching fast!
Social justice in ELT
The Native teacher and advertising
As we go back to the new normal, schools are starting to think about ways to increase their number of students. An unfortunate and unethical way of doing it is by advertising their "Native English teachers”. Read on and find out a better way to advertise courses with product differentiation and design thinking.
Procrastination, laziness and trauma-informed teaching
As remote teaching becomes the new norm, we may be shifting our attention from how to use technology to teach online to what we are teaching and how students are responding to it. Not following deadlines or completing tasks can be closely related to the collective trauma the world is facing right now.
Translanguaging: L1 in L2? Yes, we can!
As we adapt to the ‘new normal’ in the Covid-19 virtual world and beyond, issues related to the use of L1 have emerged with some teachers feeling uncomfortable as learners slip into L1 in breakout rooms when using Zoom or similar tools. But Michelle’s motto is ‘Let it go!’ Read her blog to find out why.