As the world's leading learning company, our mission is to help people make progress in their lives through access to better learning.
We believe Education transforms a person's life, it transforms society, it can transform the world. Education is about literacy development, identity, communication… and much more. Above all, it is about lifelong learning, about developing as a citizen, as a human being.
As stated by Unesco “Education is a fundamental human right and essential for the exercise of all other human rights. It promotes individual freedom and empowerment and yields important development benefits.”
As teachers, we all know the impact we can have on our students’ learning and consequently, on their lives. What we teach, what students learn can transcend barriers and have a positive influence on their social, academic and, later on, their professional life. This happens when we base our teaching on principles of education, principles that underlie every activity, every step of our planning and our lessons. Our job as teachers is to help our students realize what they are learning, apart from English, and how they can transfer these learnings to other situations at school, at home, in their communities.
Your Impact on Education invites you to explore different principles of education and reflect on how they are present in your daily practice. What will you find?
Every two weeks, there will be an entry, be it an activity, an instruction, an illustration… It will be analysed focusing on the principles that underlie it. Suggestions for further activities will also be included, as are possible adaptations for different age groups and levels of English. You will find all this in ELT and Education.
As you go over the suggestions and principles analysed, further ideas will come to your mind that show how the principles are translated into classrooms. In the Teachers' Corner section we invite you to share these ideas with colleagues from different Latinamerica countries.
Our job of teachers is all about our learners. Helping them be proud of how much they are learning can be one of the most powerful motivating strategies one can think of. In Students' Corner you can present your students’ work related to the principles and activities in the Teachers' Corner section.
We know how important parents and families are in our students’ learning. Giving them the possibility to peep into what we do is a way to involve them, a way for them to understand how we can impact on their children’s education.
In El Rincón de los Padres, we will inform parents about the principles we are developing in ELT and EDUCATION, and we will suggest a way in which they can keep alive the link between school and home.