Get published! Working with Peachey Publications

It’s about time I did more than just praise Nik Peachey on LinkedIn and in Twitter posts! Another six months has passed, the royalties from […]

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 […]

Authenticity and Currency

How do time and authenticity interact It has been a long time since I wrote about authenticity… or at least it feels like it anyway. […]

Using Stories Without End

Here’s a quick follow-up to my review of Stories Without End (Taylor Sapp, Alphabet Publishing). As you may have read, I thought this was great […]

Why I work for free (sometimes)

I take on materials development work for free sometimes. I appreciate that not everyone has time to do that, can afford to, or might want […]

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 […]

Review: Work It Out with Business Idioms

Scroll to *get on with it, Pete* for review. Do you remember that BBC article about how rubbish us native speakers can be at communication? […]

Review: Retrieval Practice

This resource by Kate Jones (2019) is a concise overview of all things retrieval practice – theory, research and classroom implementation. It begins by defining […]

WEBINAR: Humanising Language Research Through the Complexity Lens

6th March 202110 AM to 1130 UTCFind your time zone(http://bit.ly/362zeA2) Speakers: Ema UshiodaRichard J. SampsonRichard S. Pinner In this 90-minute Webinar, participants will be able […]

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 […]

Jamboard (so far)

Jamboard mentioned a lot recently. I decided to give it a go with my Secondary classes. Started using it last week so this is all […]

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 […]

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