1. Two chances this week to hear Emily Bryson’s talk for National Geographic Learning on Accessible learning: small changes for an inclusive classroom: 17:00 UK time on Wednesday, 23rd March, and 10:00 UK time on Friday, 25th March.More info and registration (and recordings of earlier events in the series) herehttps://www.ngl-emea.com/voices-launch-hub-webinars
and a taster-teaser from Emily here https://www.facebook.com/ELTNGLEurope/videos/335071378676497
“Every learner is different. It is essential to adapt our lessons to support each individual, make them feel valued and give them a voice. Making small changes to our teaching practice can have a big impact on learning.”
Attendance certificates, lesson plans and a copy of the student’s book all on offer!
2. Here’s the latest episode of the TEFLology podcast, Accessibility and Inclusivity with Judit Kormos from Lancaster University https://teflology.libsyn.com/113-accessibility-and-inclusivity-with-judit-kormos Well worth a trawl through the archive of the previous 112 episodes! https://teflology.libsyn.com/
3. Evidence to support my own impression that stuff you Google doesn’t stick: Easily accessible but easily forgettable: How ease of access to information online affects cognitive miserliness by Esther Kang https://doi.apa.org/doiLanding?doi=10.1037%2Fxap0000412 You may be able to get access to the full article through your school or university library?
4. And, finally (and initially), the first in a daily series of poetry about what’s happening in Ukraine, courtesy of Alan Maley and his friends: today, two short poems from Jill and Charlie Hadfield. PDF below, with the photo behind Jill’s poem.
The horror of war:
each generation forgets
what their parents learned.
Children of War
Outside the Polish station
A line of empty pushchairs
Waiting to be filled.
At the bombed-out hospital
All the waiting pushchairs
That never will be filled.