Category Archives: learning environment

Holidays Offer! Resources for Lesson Plans

The offer of resources for lesson plans has been expanded, so if you’re feeling creative over the silly season take advantage of it here http://reinventenglish.com/?page_id=317

How computers change the way we learn

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20141022-are-we-getting-smarter

Key Takeaways

  1. Tech that adapts to student’s style of learning and thinking
  2. Creation of immersive and compelling environments e.g video games
  3. Social networks to increase student interaction
  4. DOWNSIDE How to learn grit?

Attention All Australian ESL Teachers – Special Offer

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The battle of self directed learning

This is the battle I face preparing foreign students for mainstream university, most are so used to being spoonfed, even those who have already completed a tertiary qualification in their home country.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/blake-boles/give-high-school-students_b_6354654.html?ir=Australia

The philosophy behind Reinvent English

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Reinvent English in 1 minute

Not a polished Hollywood production but it conveys the basic premise of Reinvent English

For more information got to the The Project page

A classroom for the 21st century

An interesting guardian article that reflects the philosophy of Reinvent English, in particular the first two points in the summary below

In summary

• Learning shouldn’t be confined to the classroom – it can take place anywhere.

• A change of physical environment can help to encourage creativity and innovation.

• Schools’ fear of Ofsted can inhibit experimentation.

• Strong leadership is required to help schools to innovate.

• Leaders should not be scared to take educated risks