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Can you T.E.A.C.H. Teens Online?

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Trying to teach teens online can feel like cruising down a highway or being stuck in traffic jam. How can we intervene appropriately to increase student motivation and promote full engagement? Five elements for a smooth journey are: thinking, empathy, activity, choice and harmony. The facts that will be presented in this session will make you aware of what it is and how it feels to be a teenager and will also give you better driving skills and help you deal with problems when you are “on the high-speed road” with teens.

Jair Félix is a National Geographic Learning Senior ELT Academic Consultant for Latin America. He has a B.A. in TEFL from Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa in Mexico and a Post-Graduate Degree on Teachers’ Development from The College of St. Mark & St. John, Plymouth, UK. Jair has been involved in language teaching and teacher training for over 23 years and has conducted workshops on various topics such as lesson planning, discourse analysis for language teachers, action research, educational technologies, and 21st century skills, among others. Jair also holds a Diploma in Teaching English for Specific Purposes (DipTESP) and the E-Tutoring Certificate from the British Council. He is a frequent presenter at ELT conferences throughout Latin America.

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