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 […]

English Tenses Poster

As part of my ‘end-of-year review’ lessons, I made my class a useful hand-out to support their understanding of the English tenses.   Please feel […]

How to become an online English teacher?

Many tutors ask us "How do I become an online teacher?" Online teaching and tutoring is becoming exceptionally popular as the internet tears down traditional […]

Book review: Successful Group Work

Alphabet Publishing must have been feeling generous! Not only did they send me Classroom Community Builders (Burns), but I also received a copy of Successful […]

Lesson idea: present perfect time markers

activity from Gateway (Macmillan) Here are a few fun activities for practising time markers used with the present perfect. There’s a review of these markers […]

Book review: Classroom Community Builders

I’ve just received a copy of the latest book from Alphabet Publishing. Walton Burns is following up last year’s ’50 Activities for the First Day […]

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