Grateful Project by Hania and Monika

The way you teach and what you teach changes your life and the life of your students.

We tried to encourage teachers not to be afraid to touch emotions and start educating the heart!

We were talking about our personal projects on being grateful, how we took them into our classrooms and what surprising and inspiring result they produced.

We hope we proved that being positive about life can permeate to ELT and the other way round.


Katarzyna Wiącek and Katarzyna Łaziuk at IATEFL PL Conference

This presentation shows different ways of teaching about diversity, stereotypes and empathy in the English classroom.

A series of activities which develop speaking, vocabulary, grammar and writing is presented. The activities include the use of online games, videos and images.

Post-Conference post on Critical Thinking.

Critical Thinking seems quite popular recently. More and more books including some serious global responsibility topics are being published. Is it because of the international affairs getting more and more complicated? Or maybe it is just a coincidence and CT is another fad in #ELT?  At the 25th #IATEFLPolandconference in #Szczecin Piotr Steinbrich wondered if CT is teachable at all? 

CT was tackled also by Jamie Keddie who showed how videos may be used to stimulate Crtitical Thinking and how we are sometimes fooled by some of youtubers.

Piotr Bucki, in turn, made us aware how our brain falls prey to myths and automatic behaviours and how it affects decision making process.

In my talk I focused on debunking myths, lies and tracing fake news. Making students adopt “question everything” approach and search for primary sources of information. In case you want to see some of the fake news my students found over the internet, check the slides below: