Despite the masks, physical distancing and reliance on hand sanitiser, there is little doubt that we’re heading back to some sense of normal. It’s most welcome. And the feeling seems to be mutual all round (introverted and extroverted alike).
I have been blessed with amazing animals in my life. From the laziest bulldogs, slobbering all over the place, to the most aloof cats sparing affection only when they deem it deserved. Then there is Dolly. And there is something different about her. She’s been with us for just over a year now, and has passed on some invaluable life lessons. Amazingly, without needing to be taught. Just natural wisdom about presence, love, openness and friendship.
Easing anxiety is a journey, potentially a never-ending one. And I can’t necessarily claim that I have defeated the beast. But I have realised it holds you back (needlessly). And it is intimately related to your lifestyle. So I have drawn up my own plan of action – let’s call it the four pillars of wellness (according to Jedd). They seem simple, but with the volume of thoughts swimming around my mind, it’s useful to have a reminder handy. I hope they can help you too.
Group work is a highly effective form of cooperative learning. No doubt you have put it to work to help your pupils learn actively and develop important social skills. But as great as group work promises to be, there are pitfalls that seem to be unavoidable. One way to help overcome these is to set the scene. Taking your class through this free poster can help.
Communication is a crucial part of the learning process. In fact, learning would not be possible without the sharing of knowledge and ideas, either through verbal or non-verbal communication. Furthermore, using sound communication strategies will foster increased learner investment and motivation, ultimately leading to improved performance.
You’ve decided to join Disrupt Tutoring and now you have to record an introductory video to make that lasting first impression (gulp). Relax. It’s not as stressful as it seems. We want you to have fun with it. To help, we’ve put together this handy guide to make an epic introductory video in the most effective way possible.