Engaging teenagers from a distance

Tuesday 14 April, 15:00 – 16:00 | Herbert Puchta

Recent findings in cognitive sciences indicate that emotional processes significantly impact the outcomes of the teaching / learning process. We will look at the challenges when trying to engage students from a distance. We will argue the formation of memories and their integration with students’ prior knowledge depend on the activation of the brain’s emotion systems, and we will make suggestions aimed at making distance learning a more rewarding experience

Dr. Herbert Puchta is an author, writer, teacher trainer and former president of IATEFL. For more than three decades, Herbert has done research into the practical application of findings from cognitive psychology and brain research to the teaching of English as a foreign language.

Recording of past webinars

You can also access the recording of the past webinars from the links below:

Webinars on the online classroom

Webinars on moving your school online

  • Supporting teachers in the online classroom (Wednesday 8 April)
    Chris Farrell looks at the key considerations and potential tools available in order to support your teachers as they enter into the world of Online Learning, as well as issues to consider when moving the management apparatus of your school online.
  • An online exam solution to complement online courses (Tuesday 7 April)
    Andy Harrison of LanguageCert covers their innovative online proctored exams, how they can be securely delivered in students’ homes, and how institutions can benefit as a result.
  • Working from home effectively for managers and other ELT professionals (Thursday 2 April)
    George Pickering’s webinar on working from home covered the topics: sustaining a positive mindset, setting up your ‘home office’ and technology, structuring your time, remaining focused and productive, setting boundaries, staying healthy and avoiding isolation and burn out.
  • Covid-19: Online teaching with a long-term mindset (Monday 30 March)
    Dan Thompson looks at the considerations made for materials development outside the teacher’s room, methods for teachers to build rapport with their students, and ways of keeping up morale for teachers during periods of isolation.
  • Moving your centre online: keeping the spirit alive (Monday 30 March)
    Alex Asher and Thom Jones provide practical steps tips, advice and a wide range of ideas for any school to implement keep the spirit of a school alive, with social programmes, staff and student interaction, and more.