Social &Emotional Learning

Story -Telling Interview with Andre Klein

Here is a wonderful look at story-telling from Andre Klein. This interview was set up as a supplementary backdrop to my upcoming ELT-T MOOC webinar, ‘The psychology of story-telling in ELT’. Please read, enjoy, and answer my post-class question which I’ll post at the end of the article. Image credit: Joe Ormonde Sheosamh “If you […]


Story-telling Interview with Fitch O’Connell

I love it when different aspects of my work come together, and various strands of influence and inspiration meet in one multi-conceptual project. This is what it feels for me to be interviewing Fitch O’Connell as part of my contribution to the English Language Teacher-Training MOOC on WizIQ. My topic is ‘The Psychology OF Story-telling […]


How Important Is Empathy In Education?

Is empathy just part of the feel-good factor in the classroom or is it a crucial and indispensible prerequisite for healthy teacher/student relationships, brain development, identity and learning? Is empathy less important than what academic research papers and school policies have to say? Do teachers know how to feel, show and use empathy to build […]