Cambridge University Press
This is a booklet I wrote for CUP about Developing Thinking Skills in the Young Learners’ Classroom. It gives a brief overview of the theory, and a number of practical examples, and teaching tips.
I wrote this for ‘The Guardian’ to discuss Kieran Egan’s concept of ‘Romantic Understanding’ and what it means for the teen classroom. Just to clarify… I’m not advocating the use of texts about evanescent celebrities like Lady Gaga.
English in Mind
You may already use a portfolio with your teenage students and want to compare your ideas with the ones suggested here. Or you may be interested in introducing a portfolio as one additional way of assessing your students’ progress.
In the third and last article on Multiple Intelligences, I give an example of how to practise vocabulary through logical sequences in the young learner classroom. The suggestions can easily be applied to your own work.
This is the second of a series of articles on Multiple Intelligences published in ETP. In it, I focus on the inter- and intra-personal intelligences, and offer some tips for developing and exploiting these intelligences in the classroom.
This is the first of a series of articles on Multiple Intelligences in ELT. In it, I give an overview of Howard Gardner’s concept of MI. I also make the point that success in language learning requires more than linguistic intelligence.
The Teacher, Poland
This article was first published in The Teacher, Poland. It’s about the teaching of teenagers, a topic that has always fascinated me, and some content issues that I regard as very important.
Melanie Butler asks me questions about CLIL and teaching thinking with young learners, and also about Super Minds, my latest course for young learners. Interested in my answers? Download this interview!
Teaching grammar & creativity
Another interview with Jack Scholes and New Routes, Brazil – this time about teaching grammar and creativity, the use of guided imagery work in the English language classroom, and how the brain helps us learn a foreign language.
Teaching young learners
This is an interview I gave to Jack Scholes from New Routes, Brazil. Jack asks me questions about teaching young learners, but he also challenges me to gaze into my crystal ball and predict the future of ELT.