Materials Development Task 10: Knowledge and the notes

This is a new series of blog posts for teachers looking to become materials writers. It aims to help future writers explore topics and issues […]

Course review: PGCEi

This review is for the PGCEi from the University of Nottingham. It’s a bit general – see links for more details. Overview of modules There […]

Materials Writing news and views, January 2021

Hi all. Short one. Diversity features quite a bit. New releases Another offering from the George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley of ELT, this time via […]

Values, vision and learning in the remote classroom

Well, here we are again, back in lockdown and remote learning in full swing. As I look around the Twittersphere there are many strands to […]

Five ideas, approaches and attitudes to help you with #edtech in 2021

It’s that time of the year to be reflective and to think ahead and make plans. Reflecting back on 2020, one of the few silver […]

Coaching

In my role as Year 4 Leader, I have decided, this year, to research and undertake ‘coaching’. ‘Teacher-centered coaching refers to a coaching strategy that is focused on teacher actions in […]

Materials Writing news and views, October 2020

Just a few things this time. I’m out the loop at the moment, enjoying my teaching too much! Facebook groups for writers There are a […]

Research in brief: Alderfer ESL Program Assessment Tool

What might be optimal ESL provision in international schools? Alderfer and Alderfer (2011) state that there is no unifying set of criteria to assess ESL […]

New teacher induction

I had to induct a new teacher at school once. They were fairly new to teaching and unfamiliar with our in-house product at the time […]

PGCEi Module 2: Understanding Learning and Teaching in International Contexts

Module 2 of the PGCEi (though Nottingham) is in two parts. Part A starts with framing unit. It introduces various theories of learning such as […]

Free access to Twinkl

Just a quick one! Twinkl ESL are currently offering free access to users in South America in response to school closures. Miranda’s doing a great […]

Teacher development and coursebooks

Prompted by a tweet from @michaelegriffin, here are some thoughts on how coursebooks/published materials/in-house resources can aid teacher development. Michael asked this: I shared some […]

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