Grant Kempton has been involved in ELT for more than 32 years. During that time he has been a teacher, tester, curriculum coordinator, school director and teacher trainer. From 2000-2006 he was the global teacher trainer and travelled the world training teachers. He received his MA in ELT from Reading University. Since then, he has been working as an Educational Consultant and worked as such both inside and outside of Turkey with K12 schools, universities, ELT organisations and ministries of education. He is also an ELT writer, being involved in such courses as Language Leader, Opportunities, New Success and New Total English. He also has two girls, both of whom act as advisers to him on what is ‘in’ with their age-groups. Little help it does him….
Social Emotional Learning – So what?
TARGET AGE GROUP: K12 all
Let me tell you a secret – The purpose of education is not to pass exams or go to university. The whole point of any childhood learning has always been to prepare for life, to prepare for adulthood and taking part in the community, whether that be local, national or global. Yet, the world has changed totally since we were children and the challenges that today’s children face are markedly different. Is our education really preparing them? Are we, as teachers, preparing them?
This session will look at what social emotional learning means for us and in what way can we care not only for our students’ language learning but also our students’ personal development in the education stage of their life’s journey.