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The Benefits of Keeping a Teaching Journal

I have been keeping a journal off and on since I was kid because, as everyone knows, sometimes you just need to talk to someone […]

Learning to Write Like a Reader: Teaching Students How to Edit and Do Peer-Review

Peer review is an important an beneficial step in the writing process if done effectively. The question then becomes how can you do it effectively? […]

Putting it in Order: IELTS Writing Task 1 (Describing a Process)

Teaching IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 can be challenging. At least with Task 2 candidates can give their opinion but when it comes to Task […]

The World is Your Staffroom: Using the Internet for Professional Development Part 1 - Seminars and Webinars

If you work at a large institution, you have access to experienced teachers, in-house workshops, seminars and (possibly) travel assistance for presenting at, or possibly, […]

Using Reading Races in EAP/Test Prep Classes

What's the first image that comes to mind when you hear "Academic Reading?" Personally, I have flashbacks from my undergrad days lugging around the 1,000 […]

The Start of Something

When should you start a new endeavor? A) When the time is right? B) When you know you are ready? C) Sometime in the past […]

Google Drive and Quizlet.com: A match made in the clouds

It seems that no matter how hard you try students just don't ever seem to put in as much work outside of class as you […]

Videonot.es and Youtube: Watching videos with a purpose

Teachers love using videos in the classroom: they are engaging, multi-sensory and provide quasi-authentic language. The question of course is what do you have students […]

Using Picasa to Create Class Photo Sheets

If you've checked out my CV, you'll have noticed that I have taught in a lot of different settings. For example, I taught at a […]

Reading with a Purpose: Teaching Skimming and Scanning

The first time I can remember telling a class skimming and scanning were important was about seven years ago. I was teaching TOEFL iBT prep […]

"Red Light! Green Light!" Teaching Students How to Give Peer-Feedback During Speaking Activities

Teaching speaking sounds easy until you actually try it. Some of the myriad issues that inevitably pop up are: Dialects Which dialect should the instructor […]

Setting the Table for Success: The Relationship Between Classroom Arrangement and Classroom Management

During my CELTA, I did two writing skills lessons. The first was a disaster: every time I walked in front of a student they would […]

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