Looking Ahead

Let’s stop perpetuating the myth about meeting deadlines. It seems impossible to run several projects at the same time but it’s a matter of setting priorities. 🧐Once you’ve decided to take a new student or deliver a course or a training session, you may feel there are too many things to do: advertising, planning, delivery, … Continue reading Looking Ahead

Happiness and Well-being at Work

Team-working There is a significant relationship between organizational climate and organizational performance due to the fact that we are likely to work best with like-minded people who have similar values and are eager to collaborate. If you work in a company like that, I’m sure you are happy and satisfied as every day brings some … Continue reading Happiness and Well-being at Work

Using Mnemonics for Self-Reflection

Mnemonic /nɪˈmɒnɪk/ is a word of Greek origin, which basically means a learning technique, a trick like a poem or a sentence, or visual aid that can help you organise, retain and remember information, such as a rule, a sequence or just a name, by retrieving it without a delay. As a teacher trainer I … Continue reading Using Mnemonics for Self-Reflection

Developing Assertive Communication Skills

Have you ever been in a situation when it was hard to say no or ask for something like a pay rise? To be honest, many teachers experience stress because of their workload and difficulties declining unacceptable requests or requesting reasonable working conditions. This is a life skill that we all need to develop, in … Continue reading Developing Assertive Communication Skills

Are you motivated enough to give online lessons?

running group classes The topic of motivation is popular if not ubiquitous. Today I want to discuss whether it’s necessary to take risks and try out something new. For example, many teachers go online at the moment. The possible reasons for shifting from offline lessons might be the following: due to the unprecedented circumstanceit’s natural … Continue reading Are you motivated enough to give online lessons?

What Motivates Teachers

There are many motivational theories that help us evaluate our learners’ driving force or forces. We try to figure out whether they have intrinsic or extrinsic motivation, what goals they are eager to achieve and what their preferences are likely to be. Today I’d like to consider what motivates teachers. We are often seen as … Continue reading What Motivates Teachers

Benefits of Me Time

The idea of 'mindfulness' keeps going up and up, making us contemplate our work-life balance, which is really hard to achieve, especially if you have to work long hours and cope with an unfriendly timetable. Haven't you felt worn out? The way I see it, in present rapid pace of life we get a lot … Continue reading Benefits of Me Time

Reinforcing Positive Thinking

I'm sure that all of you want to feel happy, comfortable and full of energy. Is it always possible? Being happy doesn't mean being satisfied with everything. In fact everything can't be perfect. Imagine you have prepared a fantastic lesson and it has been great but you haven't found the book you've been looking for … Continue reading Reinforcing Positive Thinking