Category Archives: Organising learning

A lesson in coaching

At its heart coaching is about helping students realise their own power; power to make choices about where, when and how they learn. Where before the challenge for students was finding access to ways of learning, the challenge now is … Continue reading

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Cups

In some UK primary schools they are using coloured cups as a very simple and powerful tool to help teachers and learners to direct and measure their learning. Here is how it works. The children each have three coloured cups: … Continue reading

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FAQ: How can I study outside class?

A guest post this week from Secil Canbaz, based on her recent talk at IATEFL, Glasgow. Thanks Secil for this report on your action reseach, which illustates the kind of impact coaching can have on students and teachers. I’m an … Continue reading

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Good Learning Questionnaire

A big thanks to our friend Carmen Plaza this week for this guest post, as well as an accompanying activity which we’ll be adding to the collection. Carmen teaches adults and kids in Cadiz, Andalucia. Like Mark did in his … 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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