Review: Off the Page

‘Off the Page: Activities to bring lessons alive and enhance learning’ (Thaine 2020) is a resource for practicing and trainee teachers. It aims to provide […]

Why is Upskilling Employees the Best Way to Close Skill Gaps?

Skill gaps can become a serious problem for an organization. When a team lacks specific knowledge, productivity will suffer. Workers may be unable to fulfill […]

8 Things You Can Do to Lower Your Employee Training Costs

Employee training is a necessary part of doing business. You need skilled workers who are knowledgeable and confident. Education is the best way to achieve […]

Materials writing conversations #12: Comments

This is a completely imaginary conversation. No characters in the convo are based on real people – I’m just bored and imagining conversations I might […]

How to Optimize Your LMS for a Hybrid Work Environment

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies have had to adopt hybrid work models to stay afloat. This means that employees are working […]

Materials writing news and views, March 2023

Things I learnt yesterday: If you don’t add a raising agent to cake flour it makes bricks, not cakes. ‘Cake flour’ is a rubbish name […]

Embedded formative assessment (New Directions)

I was lucky enough to deliver a video presentation alongside Alan Pulverness (TransformELT) at New Directions East Asia conference. We introduce the concept of formative […]

Creating a Positive Learning Environment with eLearning

eLearning is revolutionizing the way we interact with educational content. With the advent of technology, eLearning has become a popular way to access information, allowing […]

Review: Memory – What Every Language Teacher Should Know

Memory – What Every Language Teacher Should Know is an independent published book by Steve Smith and Gianfranco Conti. Both writers are very experienced MFL […]

Review: Academic Writing – Mastering Citation and Referencing

Academic Writing: Mastering Citation and Referencing is the latest publication from Prosperity Education. The book is aimed at learners on pre-sessional university courses, who are […]

A Comprehensive Language Coaching Handbook: Theory and Practice

This review originally appeared in IATEFL Voices 290. You’ll be pleased to know that Voices reviews have a 400 word limit, which saves you the […]

A Deep Dive Into The Shrinking Attention Span

The constant use of technology, especially smartphones and social media, has significantly impacted the human attention span and increased feelings of social isolation, according to […]

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