April 27, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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Tap and learn to the rhythm: Jazz chants in the young learner classroom

Now that UNESCO International Jazz Day is coming up this weekend, we get to think about jazz and music in our classrooms. Think of your earliest language learning memories. When I think of my first experiences of really fun activities, … Continue reading

January 31, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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Key Figures in Education 4: Maria Montessori

In this series we introduce key figures in education, and take a look at pivotal areas of their thinking. Educational research draws on research from a number of fields, and these in turn influence our approaches to designing our lessons and … Continue reading

December 20, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Key Figures in Education 3: Kieran Egan

In this series we introduce key figures in education, and take a look at pivotal areas of their thinking. Educational research draws on research from a number of fields, and these in turn influence our approaches to designing our lessons and … Continue reading

November 24, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Key Figures in Education 2: Zoltán Dörnyei

In this series we introduce key figures in education, and take a look at pivotal areas of their thinking. Educational research draws on reasearch from a number of fields, and these in turn influence our approaches to designing our lessons and … Continue reading

October 27, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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The Thinking Train – Reading and Learning with Stories

We start developing a love of books and reading well before we are independent readers, and why should it be different when we are learning a second language? Our first reading experiences are either listening to a bedtime story or … Continue reading