Fluency and fun: Hidden words

Here’s a quick speaking activity for Primary EAL. A good one for Friday afternoon fun. Check out this ‘Hidden Words‘ post on Bored Panda. Is […]

Promoting Vocabulary in your Classroom

Introduction Vocabulary is so important. Using it effectively allows everyone to describe better what they are thinking and makes explanations more concise. Within the area […]

Twinkl in Action: Facts as a foundation

Year 9 Geography. The assessment task involves looking at the impact of tourism in Kenya. Some of my EAL learners are quite new to English, […]

Teach Talk: Let’s Not Confuse with the Words We Use

It might seem like a no-brainer, but creating inclusive courses requires putting in the time to examine the way we write and speak. After all, […]

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 […]

Semantic Maps Made Easy

What teacher isn’t looking for an amazing way to engage students in learning? Whether it’s a different evidence-based strategy or technology, you want to maximize […]

Tech or Treat: Spook-tacular Halloween Resources for the Classroom IV

Back by popular demand—some really spook-tacular digital resources that are sure to creep out your students—in a good way, of course! Yep—it’s the updated version […]

Varjak Paw Kahoot! (EAL)

Here are a couple of game-based resources you could use for EAL learners reading Varjak Paw. Our Year 4 students have really enjoyed the book […]

Lost in Meaning? Let Me Show You how to Find Meaning through Vocabulary

Unsplash Plenty of times when learning a new language, I felt lost, going backwards instead of making linguistic progress. (because the cliche is that one […]

Worlds of Words

Unsplash How to encourage learner autonomy when it comes to learning vocabulary? How to inspire curiosity to learn more about certain words in English? For […]

Hirameki with young learners (via Emily Bryson)

A very quick post to say thanks to Emily Bryson! She recently shared this interesting post on using the Japanese art of Hirameki as way […]

Wordwall with young learners

I wrote an overview of Wordwall last year. Here’s a more practical example of how I actually use Wordwall, rather than just as a load […]

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