The idea was first brought to the committee by Dr. Christian Nicole Giannikas, and I was honoured to make up a team of co-editors, with Dr. Lou McLaughlin and Nellie Deutsch Muller.
Furthermore I was honoured that my chapter on the topic, Teaching teenagers one-to-one: Advice to the practitioner, was accepted.
Teaching teenagers one-to-one, is a topic dear to my heart, as I found myself in this situation very early on in my career. Even to this day, I continue to work with some teenage students, in a one-to-one context.
Drawing from my experience over the years, I decided to plan my chapter on the various teaching approaches I have adopted over the years and given thought to the motivation, techniques, materials, timing and pressure these lessons present. In addition to this I believe it's also vital to consider how teenagers learn, and not forget how teenagers all vary from culture to culture and individual to individual.
This chapter further discusses the various roles a teacher might take on board, if they are working one-to-one with teenagers. It also offers the reader a change to look at some strategies and activities, practitioners can use in a one-to-one context.
I really hope you find this book a useful tool. There are some excellent chapters discussing the core topics which are found in the field. Some specific examples are: CLIL, using stories and picture books, assessment, project-based learning, teacher training and professional development, ICT, teacher- centred vs. student-centred learning environments, motivation, teaching materials and SEN.
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