Materials Development Task 7: Tomlinson’s principles

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 […]

Materials Development Task 6: Purpose and redundancy

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 […]

Materials Development Task 1: absence and presence

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 […]

Materials Development Task 2: Deficiency vs difference

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 […]

Wordwall assignments

Yes, another Wordwall post. No, I’m not on commission. It’s just a great tool. I forgot to mention the ‘Set Assignments’ feature in my previous […]

Happy National Puzzle Day!

Today is National Puzzle Day. Oh, happy day! What, you didn’t know every January 29th is the day to celebrate National Puzzle Day? That’s okay; […]

Reading tasks for homework

Hiya, hope online learning is going well. Here are some random reading tasks I set for homework. Each student chooses one of these to do […]

Level Up Your Virtual Teaching with Screencasting Tools!

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar! The transformation to virtual learning means teachers now act as the tech support for students and […]

Comics and Graphic Novels: An Imagery Invasion

Walk through a paper bookstore and you’ll find a huge section dedicated to graphic novels. Like many children of yesteryear, I grew up reading comic […]

Lesson idea: Apollo 11

I wrote this lesson last year for the anniversary of the first moon landing. Decided to post it now for a few reasons: It might […]

Review: Work It Out with Phrasal Verbs

Phrasal verb resource books you’ve used… GO! Okay, so there was a good one on the bookshelf at LTC called ‘Illustrated Phrasal Verbs’. Me and […]

Research in brief: Critique of BICS and CALP

BICS and CALP in a nutshell BICS and CALP was an idea first proposed by Prof Jim Cummins in the early 1980s. BICS stands for […]

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