Bad teaching

A ramble from last year. Just came across it again. Ha! When I re-read it I thought, ‘actually Pete, it was pretty bad teaching! What […]

RIP LTC Eastbourne

I’ve heard that it’s the end of the road for LTC Eastbourne. I haven’t come across an announcement from the school itself (now a Twin […]

Be like Walton Burns

There was a good post from Russ Mayne recently on the importance of criticism. He mentioned overly unpleasant criticism and unnecessary venom that might accompany […]

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 […]

Monetizing your teaching blog

WordAds… ah, go on then. I didn’t want to make money from my blog. I had my reasons for that, which were basically… I’ve always […]

Research in brief: Alderfer ESL Program Assessment Tool

What might be optimal ESL provision in international schools? Alderfer and Alderfer (2011) state that there is no unifying set of criteria to assess ESL […]

New teacher induction

I had to induct a new teacher at school once. They were fairly new to teaching and unfamiliar with our in-house product at the time […]

Can I take your order?

This is a question that you might hear in a fast food restaurant. However, when a request for training comes to the L&D team and […]

Reflection: Steps towards materials-light teaching

Me, Matt and Tiago chatted about lots of topics at the first Bangkok ELT Books n’ Beer session last night. Great fun! The topic of […]

MA, PGCEi or Diploma?

Question from a reader: I’m after some advice. I can’t decide which professional development course to do. I have a CELTA plus five years’ teaching […]

Guest post: Student and teacher reflection journals

It’s been a while since a guest post on ELT Planning. Michael Walker is a PGCEi-qualified teacher who has spent a while teaching EAP at […]

One million visitors!

This blog is about to reach a milestone. By, I guess, Friday it will have had 1 million visitors. Thanks to my awesome PLN for […]

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