Activities to start your school year on the right foot – a webinar by Maria-Araxi Sachpazian

Dear Colleagues,

IATEFL Poland and Maria-Araxi Sachpazian, Managing Director of Input on Education

have the pleasure to invite you to the first webinar in 2022/23 series

Activities to start your school year on the right foot’

Brief summary:

The first days of the school year are fraught with anxiety. Teachers are wondering how to revise past material, without turning lessons into boring sets of repetitive tasks. They also have to deal with the unpredictability related with the new groups or with how new students who have been added might affect classroom dynamics and alter the established climate. Finally, teachers are right to think that the first days should send a realistic message to students and parents that they ‘’mean business’’.  This webinar aims to show how teachers can overcome the challenges of the first days when students may not yet have books and to suggest activities which can promote bonding and familiarisation between teachers and learners.

Short bio

Maria-Araxi Sachpazian

Maria-Araxi Sachpazian BA education / RSA dip/tefl (hons) is a practicing EFL Teacher and a Lecturer in the Department of Humanities of CITY College, University of York Europe Campus. She is the owner and Managing Director ofInput on Education, a company that provides Academic and Business support services for foreign language schools. Maria frequently presents at conferences and writes articles related to her special research interests which are materials evaluation and adaptation, digital teaching, and the construction of teacher identity. She also serves on the IATEFL Membership Committee and is the Chair of TESOL Macedonia-Thrace, Northern Greece.


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