Scott Thornbury at iELT18: ‘No pain, no gain’ & ‘All work and no play’

Scott Thornbury at iELT18: ‘No pain, no gain’ & ‘All work and no play’

Here’s a look back at the two talks Scott Thornbury gave at InnovateELT in May 2018 about fun in the ELT classroom. We hope they’ll get you thinking about how affective factors impact on learning; give you a sense of how to combine both the serious and the pleasurable and leave you with a more finely-tuned capacity to assess the claims of certain content merchandisers. All the slides are embedded throughout the videos so you won’t miss a thing.

Notes from the oil tanker

Notes from the oil tanker

Few words have been so prevalent in ELT as ‘EdTech’ and it has not been unusual to attend conferences where perhaps more than half of the talks on the schedule made at least some reference to the impending digital disruption sweeping into our sector and how best to prepare for it, avoid it or pretend it didn’t exist. Pearson’s Brian Engquist gives us his take on how to proceed.

What we’re reading

What we’re reading

We’ve mostly been reading the weather forecast for Barcelona this week and it’s looking good for the Innovate ELT conference. Here are some other things that caught our attention. Why work doesn’t happen at work A TED talk about why the office...