Over the past two years, millions of students have been thrown into online versions of their classes and the results have varied. One thing that has become clear is that following an online lesson on a screen from home can be more taxing for students and it can be more difficult for the teacher to maintain their attention. One tool that teachers can use to cope with this is the implementation of microbreaks: short breaks during a period of work. In this workshop, Lindsay Clandfield argues for the importance of incorporating microbreaks into lessons.
After providing reasons why microbreaks should be taken, Lindsay gives practical examples of tasks that can be done during microbreaks to make them as productive as possible for everyone involved. If you teach remotely, watching this webinar will provide many useful ideas for your classes and the session is accompanied by downloadable activities that will give you the teacher, even more ideas you can implement in class.
Learn more about our speaker:
Lindsay Clandfield is an award-winning writer, teacher, teacher trainer, and international speaker in the field of English language teaching. He has written more than ten coursebooks and is the main author of the new young adult course Studio (Helbling Languages). His other courses include Global and Straightforward (Macmillan). Lindsay is the series editor of the Delta Teacher Development books and has cowritten various methodology books for teachers, notably Dealing with Difficulties and Interaction Online (Cambridge University Press). His most recent methodology book was Teaching Live Online (Pavilion Press) which he co-wrote with Jill Hadfield. Lindsay is also the creative force behind various web projects including the popular blog Six Things, the e-publishing collective The Round, and the sci-fi/adventure materials website Extreme Language Teaching.
You can find out more about him at his website www.lindsayclandfield.com