Teenagers: Why not step into their shoes


Wednesday, September 22, 2021


04:00 PM America/Sao Paulo

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Teenagers are oftentimes seen as a difficult crowd. They seem to find everything boring, are too concerned with the opinion of their peers, never turn their camera on, and their questions give the impression that they are always challenging teachers. Finding anecdotes to exemplify this reputation is easy, but is it fair to look at teenagers from such a negative perspective? In this webinar we will investigate teenagers’ development moment in life and how it affects classroom practice. We will also briefly discuss the importance of being empathetic towards them and how the social context impacts teenagers’ behavior.


Akemi Iwasa

Akemi Iwasa, an academic consultant at Troika has worked in ELT for 15 years mainly with materials writing and teacher education. She holds the Cambridge Delta 1, a BA in Languages (UFRJ), a postgraduate degree in Neuroscience (UFRJ) and currently undertakes postgraduate studies in Human Rights and Corporate Social Responsibility (PUCRS).

Ms Leticia Moraes

Leticia Moraes has been involved in ELT for 20 years. She has experience with all ages and levels and, recently, she has been dealing especially with secondary learners and project work. She is also a teacher trainer and materials writer. She is a Delta and ICELT holder; has a BA in English Language and Literature from USP, and a postgraduate degree in Distance Learning from UNICSUL. She is currently a partner at Troika and Joint Events Coordinators of the IATEFL YLT SIG.