Critical Thinking in ELT

Sharing to multiply: the unbeatable old formula of life, and just about anything, including Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

I’m a science addict. Everything, really. You know what’s one of my favorite books? The Illustrated Version of Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time. His eloquence and simplicity make such a dense topic flow so easily inside our brains that it is a delight to discover the depths of the universe as one of …

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How can we work with differentiation in the classroom? My Jimmy Fallon challenge

So yesterday I had a revision lesson about VERB TO BE in the simple present tense, among other things. I wanted my students to be able to write a letter about themselves stating their names, nationality, age, and something else about their lives. The problem was: my students have varying degrees of skills with the language, …

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A little controversy doesn’t hurt – A video lesson plan about PARSNIPS (hot topics)

Link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dj2lzLZ6YxM&t=310s Whenever you have to talk about sex, religion, politics or drugs, how do you feel? Are you comfortable discussing these hot topics or can you feel the cold sweat coming down already? If I had to guess, I’d say basically everyone has reservations when it comes to controversial issues. I certainly …

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