Sustainable Development Goals Sustainable Development Goals End poverty in all its forms everywhere End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls What happens after the story? – Cécile Lainé As a teacher who loves using Story Listening and Reading to facilitate language acquisition, the question I get asked the most is: “What happens after the story?” I am excited to provide a response in this post. Ready? Nothing has to happen after the story. The heart of Story Listening and Reading is that the story itself, if compelling and comprehensible, is enough. An interesting story delivered using Comprehension-Aiding Supplementation provides rich comprehensible language at i+1 to your students in a low anxiety setting, which is exactly what the brain needs to “create a mental representation of language” (Van Patten, 2017).
Our Common Future, Chapter 2: Towards Sustainable Development - A/42/427 Annex, Chapter 2 III. Strategic Imperatives 27. The world must quickly design strategies that will allow nations to move from their present, often destructive, processes of growth and development onto sustainable development paths. This will require policy changes in all countries, with respect both to their own development and to their impacts on other nations' development possibilities.
NWEI's Commitment to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals - Northwest Earth Institute Northwest Earth Institute offers tools to shrink the gap between our daily lives and global sustainability challenges and opportunities. We believe in local, community action coupled with a global perspective. Change starts where you are: at home, at work or in your local community. We also believe in the power of connecting our actions to a global movement of changemakers. At NWEI, we reference the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as an avenue for impact on that global scale.
Current trends in ELT (UK) Around 25 years ago, when I worked at International House London, I used to teach a course called ‘Current Trends in ELT’. I no longer have records of the time so I can’t be 100% sure what was included in the course, but task-based learning, the ‘Lexical Approach’, the use of corpora, English as a Lingua Franca, learner autonomy / centredness, reflective practice and technology (CALL and CD-ROMs) were all probably part of it. I see that IH London still offers this course (next available course in January 2021) and I am struck by how similar the list of contents is. Only ‘emerging language’, CLIL, DOGME and motivation are clearly different from the menu of 25 years ago.
Sustainable Development History The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. The Talking Elephant – AutoSTEM How to make a Talking ElephantA Talking Elephant is a simple automata toy that is suitable for construction by children from the age of 4 years. It consists of a cardboard box that has the face of an elephant at the front and at the back a lever that a child can use to make the elephant’s mouth open. It allows children to anthropomorphize the elephant automata and use it as an object of play while still gaining educational insights.
Policy: Map the interactions between Sustainable Development Goals Amit Dave/Reuters Solar lights are used by vendors in rural western India, where lack of electricity has stymied development. Next month in New York, the United Nations' 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development will have its first global progress review. The Global Goals: get involved! – Mr. Hill's Musings Often when we take action, it can feel isolated and insignificant. With all of the major and complex problems in the world, it’s disheartening to think that our efforts barely scratch the surface. The UN Global Goals remind us that we are contributing to a global effort and that we are, in fact, making a difference in collaboration with others. What are the Global Goals? The Global Goals, also known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are seventeen bold and interconnected targets agreed upon by the United Nations (UN) to be achieved by 2030. In 2015, the one hundred and ninety-three nations of the UN pledged commitment to these goals.
5 Hacks for “Taskifying” the Coursebook After a bit of a longer COVID chaos-enforced hiatus than I would have liked, this guest post is from Neil Anderson. It is a little longer than most posts here – but we will excuse that given the the wealth of knowledge and useful insights into incorporating more of a task-based approach into our lessons. In all honesty, his blog (co-written with Neil McCutcheon) has saved me hours in lesson planning and is one of the few that offers lessons that I don’t feel the need to tweak! Is there a case against coursebooks?
20 Activities for Kids to Learn About Sustainability - Nature's Path Talking about sustainability with kids is incredibly important to do. However, it can be really tricky to know where to start. First, we need to help our kids understand what sustainability is. While a broad concept, sustainability basically boils down to understanding the impact that we have on the earth, and what we leave for future generations. We know that sustainability can encompass a number of things, from recycling to gardening, and in being resourceful with products and items that we use.