Videos with Tubequizard

A lovely tool for lessons and self study purposes is TubeQuizard. TubeQuizard is great to use with ELT/ESL learners - and teachers can find quizzes […]

The 8 stages of teaching my own materials

I sat down to plan a General English class for our adult learners to the other day. I say plan, more like adapt. We have […]

10 useful terms for teachers of young learners

Teaching with Bear, what a classic! This post is for anyone about to start a training course in teaching young learners. These 10 terms came […]

Integrating technology in the classroom

A few weeks ago I blogged about my recent experience of using edtech in class. Claudia Andrade shared an interesting response to the post: This […]

How I plan with coursebooks

Coursebooks. Arrgh. I write and read so many rants about them. Global coursebooks are too ‘catch-all’, they’re not aligned with what we know about second […]

Edtech exploration

I’ve come across loads of edtech sites/tools recently. I’ll forget them all if I don’t start writing them down. Here’s a random mix of stuff […]

Global Digital Citizen Foundation

I came across this great site after they linked to an old blog post of mine. What a stroke of luck! According to the site, […]

Lesson idea: crazy recipes

I feel like I say this a lot, but thanks to ELT-cation (Svetlana) for yet another great lesson idea. Your post on Wordless Videos for […]

Lesson idea: Introducing inventions (2)

My Primary students (aged 11) are studying technology and inventions at the moment. I used this activity to introduce the topic – it worked well. […]

Making things up… during observed lessons

Last weekend I had a pretty scary lesson observation… I’ve been observed more at British Council Thailand than in any other teaching job, which is […]

App review: ELSA Speak

Let it gooooo, let it gooooo! Now that’s out of my system, here’s a review of ELSA Speak. It’s an app that teaches you to […]

Students that make my job easy

Full marks to my awesome teen class last week. The work they produced was fantastic and I’m so proud of them. We did a short […]

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