Hand in Hand with Teachers: Real Challenges, Real Solutions

Exploring the trainer and the psychologist's view

Want to explore new strategies for handling key classroom challenges? We spoke a renowned psychologist as well as English Language trainers to explore key classroom challenges and solutions.

View our videos to hear more about managing mixed-ability classes, student engagement and cooperative learning.

Exploring ELT Classroom Challenges

Cooperative Learning

Cooperative learning can help your English students develop key skills such as leadership, teamwork and diplomcy by teaching them to listen to their peers while supporting and encouraging each other.

 

Michael Brand

Pearson Teacher Trainer

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Aleksandra Wilkin-Day

Psychologist and Psychotherapist

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Keeping Students Engaged

Engagement is an essential part of the learning process. A lack of engagement, especially among teenagers: creates classroom management and potential discipline problems; affects others and makes life difficult for the rest of the class; can become permanent and can be a barrier to progress.

Rob Dean

International Teacher Trainer

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Aleksandra Wilkin-Day

Psychologist and Psychotherapist

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Mixed-Ability Classes

All classes are made up of learners who differ in many ways, for example maturity and language ability. We explore some of the key challenges teachers face in mixed ability classes, together with a range of practical solutions.

Daniel Brayshaw

Author and Teacher Trainer

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Aleksandra Wilkin-Day

Psychologist and Psychotherapist

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Student-Centred Teaching

Here we explore some of the challenges around student-centred teaching and ways you can get the balancing act between teacher control and student autonomy just right.

David Kaye

ELT Expert

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Aleksandra Wilkin-Day

Psychologist and Psychotherapist

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