Welcome to our Back To School section for Very Young Learners. Here you’ll find a selection of practical on-demand webinars, support articles and classroom activities to use in your lessons. All the resources are linked to one of four themes so you can choose from Communication, Wellbeing, Teaching Scenarios and Assessment. You’ll also find resources to help with your own wellbeing and answers to any technical questions you might have about your Macmillan Education course. 

Games and activities to use in your first lesson, to help familiarise learners with you, the classroom and each other. 

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Practical classroom tips and suggestions for tasks and projects to help teach your very young learners how to collaborate. 

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Story-telling videos specially created to support children affected by school closures. With notes and worksheets. 

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Top tips for ensuring appropriate variety and pace in the pre-primary classroom. Plus some fun yoga poses to try. 

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Tips and ideas on how to approach your first lessons with very young learners. Includes a downloadable checklist.

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Practical tips and expert advice on why you should use learning routines with your young learner classes. 

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Wonderful! Really? The role of praise in teaching children. Advice and suggestions on when, and how, to use praise effectively with youngsters.

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Social and emotional learning in the early years. Practical ways to integrate the key areas of SEL into your English language lessons.

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Introducing Mindfulness: practical tools to help with anxiety & burnout. Simple techniques to use whenever the going gets tough.

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Tackling common challenges of distance teaching and learning. Top tips on how to tackle the issues that many of us still face. 

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An essential guide to teaching pre-school children. An informal look at how to successfully teach pre-school children and tackle key issues.

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Short video clip offering hands-on suggestions for effective ways to set up activities with your students in an online classroom.

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Key Tools and Approaches to Hybrid Learning. Ideas to use in class plus a review of some of the most useful technologies.

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Tried and tested vocabulary and grammar quizzes for your young learners to play, at home or in class.

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Formative assessment online, hybrid or face-to-face. A wide variety of practical techniques to use in class.

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