The Use Framework revisited

A little while ago, I created a framework for performance solutions in L&D that was built around four simple questions about the problem to be […]

International schools: the current state of play (EL Gazette)

The latest EL Gazette includes a feature article on international schools: This article began with a focus on traditional international schools – those typically serving […]

Before I became a teacher

Tyson Seburn recently tweet-asked followers about their degrees prior to working in ELT. After seeing such varied responses, I feel quite embarrassed to admit that […]

Reflections on the DipTESOL

Here are some short video reflections on my DipTESOL experience. These are meant for candidates on the new DipTESOL course run through DublinTEFL. I’ve explained […]

Towards building a whole-school approach to EAL

I enjoyed Adri’s post on EAL vs ESL the other day. It’s great to read so many positives regarding EAL culture at her school: teamwork, […]

Using Loom

Here’s a quick overview of Loom and why I like it. What’s Loom? Loom is a video recording / screencasting tool. It is available as […]

Jason Anderson and the TATE

There’s a Mercury Prize-winning band name if ever I heard one. This post is actually a long one about Anderson, CAP/TATE, British Council and Project-based […]

EAL: History / Geography reviews

Here’s another insight into day-to-day EAL planning. Usual disclaimer on the look of the resources – time restraints, okay?! History and Geography were tough for […]

Tips for writing secondary materials, ELTA Rhine

Teresa Bestwick tagged me in a tweet about materials writing earlier. ELTA Rhine were looking for someone to drop into a training session for pre-service […]

64 online resources I’ve used for teaching English this year (plus 7 others)

Here’s a list of online resources I’ve either… a) used in the last year b) observed other teachers use c) been told about very recently […]

MA dissertation promo cringe

Maria Heron from NILE asked me to record a video about my NILE dissertation. They are promoting the course and are keen to get reflections […]

Seesaw for EAL and young learners

Someone contacted me last week in a panic. ‘Aaargh, we’re going to start using Seesaw – any tips? Is it easy? Can you do a […]

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