Collablogatorium, by Carla Arena
Blog's date of creation: 2008, but I was previously blogging on another blogging platform since 2005
Where are you located in the world: Brasilia, Brazil
1. What do you think makes your blog special?
I try to make it relevant to the educational community,
providing teachers with practical tips, as well as news, latest
technologies and trends.
2. What is the most useful resource/page/section on your blog?
I think the blog posts are the most relevant. So, if a teacher
is looking for specific content in the blog, then the labels part on
the sidebar might be helpful for him/her to get to the posts that they
might be looking for.
3. How do you make lessons fun and engaging for your students?
I try to make the content relevant by connecting to their
world. I use the means that they are used to to keep in touch, to
communicate with them. We develop different kinds of projects, and I
give space for them to express themselves and enhance their creativity.
Projects, games are also part of the fun!
4. What are your top three suggestions for English learners?
Read and listen
to things you most love in English; If you have the chance, make sure
you spend at least a month studying in an English speaking country;
Watch the films you love twice - once with subtitles and the next time
5. Could you share some wisdom? What is the most common mistake you see English teachers make?
I think teachers should always be willing to innovate, to get out of their comfort zones to learn a new trick, skill that can be helpful in their classes. We should never lose the perspective of the ones we are teaching, our students. We should be humble enough to learn with them and be able to help them see what they are capable of.