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 […]

Materials Development Task 4: Making connections

This is a new series of blog posts for teachers looking to become materials writers. It aims to help future writers explore topics and issues […]

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 […]

Review: The Routledge Handbook of Teaching English to Young Learners

This review of The Routledge Handbook of Teaching English to Young Learners by S Garton & F Copland (Eds) first appeared in IATEFL Voices Issue […]

App review: Studycat

Studycat is a language learning app for young learners. It aims to ‘revolutionise the way kids learn a foreign language, by making it fun and […]

Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Response: Working from Home? Resources for Young Children Home from School

Online teaching resources for teachers – click here. School closures are keeping the nation’s children away from school while parents are being asked to work […]

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 […]

Tweaking my young learner teaching

I start my PGCEi next month. I’m really looking forward to having an extra reason to reflect on my classroom practice, overall approach, etc, and […]

Superheroes for Writing

Learning while playing has always been part of growing up. Long before digital technologies were used in classrooms, foreign language teaching had already incorporated games […]

Tiny Steps with TinyBop

Warmer summers, colder winters, deluges and floods, seasons out of kilter - not to mention the plastic now found in the Arctic snow.  TinyBop is […]

Putting the “T” in STEM! 60+ Resources for Teaching Children with Technology!

“Yes, kids love technology, but they also love Legos, scented markers, handstands, books, and mud puddles. It’s all about balance.” by K.G., 1st Grade Teacher […]

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