Category Archives: Motivation

The Motivation Meter

As teachers we can design classroom activities which we think will tap into our learners’ motivations as individuals and as a group. As coaches, we need to coach our learners in their language lives outside the classroom. We need to … Continue reading

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Even Younger Learners and Coaching

A few weeks ago, we had Clare Sheppard guest blog about her brilliant adaptation of a coaching activity for a teens class. We are blessed with guest bloggers, and this time Hooman Sattari shows us how he pitched the same … Continue reading

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Teens and coaching

Some commentators on the blog have asked why there is so little attention paid to younger learners and teens classes. I’d like to state clearly that this in no way reflects a notion that coaching is for adults. Quite the … Continue reading

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Nudging towards reading

Last weekend I gave a talk at TESOL Spain on coaching learners in reading. Thanks to all of you who came. I promised to post some of the links that were mentioned, which I will do here, but I also … Continue reading

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From Pedagogy to Heutagogy

My thanks to Richard Whiteside from Active Language in Cadiz for drawing my attention a few weeks ago at the FECEI conference in Madrid to heutagogy. Read on if you want to know about heutagogy and its ancestors pedagogy and … Continue reading

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Coaching and Technology

As a kid in the 1970’s I used to learn German vocabulary on the train I took to school. Our teacher would give us a list of 10 words to learn and he then tested us on them at the … Continue reading

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What does a coach do?

  A collocation experiment Try this experiment in collocation on your own or even better with someone else in the room. You read the following list one at a time. After each one your partner must say the word for … Continue reading

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