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I’d like to share three activities I did this summer with groups of NNEST (Non-native English Speaker Teachers) teacher trainees.

This blog post is about why it’s important to think of the interaction patterns of our learners and suggests six stress-free ways of...

My journey towards becoming a classroom teacher began when I spent nineteen years as a community organizer working in low-and-moderate...

My teaching journey has always been a fascinating one - mostly because I never intended to be a teacher in the first place. I've...

As World Teaching Day comes round again, I thought I would share a few random thoughts about teaching and how it has influenced my life...

A long time ago in another universe...

Teachers often get asked how is it that they decided to be teachers, and I am no exception.

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I’d like to share three activities I did this summer with groups of NNEST (Non-native English Speaker Teachers) teacher trainees.

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This blog post is about why it’s important to think of the interaction patterns of our learners and suggests six stress-free ways of...

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My journey towards becoming a classroom teacher began when I spent nineteen years as a community organizer working in low-and-moderate...

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My teaching journey has always been a fascinating one - mostly because I never intended to be a teacher in the first place. I've...

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As World Teaching Day comes round again, I thought I would share a few random thoughts about teaching and how it has influenced my life...

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A long time ago in another universe...

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Teachers often get asked how is it that they decided to be teachers, and I am no exception.

  • When I graduated from Southampton University with a degree in Politics and International Studies, I stumbled into the world of insurance and financial services. I'd like to say that it had always been my ambition to be a life assurance salesperson...
  • The first activity – which fans out into five activities - ended with so much laughter I couldn’t speak for tears. The second I had originally intended as a speaking ‘warmer’, but ended up as the basis for the whole lesson as it ran for over half...
  • My journey in the teaching career began when I was 18 years old and developed in two different areas at the same time over the years. I had just finished secondary school and I decided that I would study to become a PE teacher, which I did. But I...
  • Possibly because my greatest influence as a teacher has been my mother. A teacher of Modern Greek, my mother embodies everything I admire in teachers - that is, a sense of sharing, gratitude and kindness. She has always been a true educator who sees...
  • During that period I spent most of my time working for a national organization called the Industrial Areas Foundation, founded by legendary organizer Saul Alinsky in the late 1930's. Local groups of religious congregations, labor unions and...
  • Variety: the spice of lifeFor me, the best lessons have a variety of interaction patterns. Learners might start off the lesson doing a mingling activity as a warmer. This would involve the whole class. Then they might spend time doing individual...
  • Becoming a teacherI think I’ve always been a natural teacher. When I was at primary school, if the teacher was busy my classmates would ask me for help. I’d forgotten this until I met up with my primary school teacher again a few years ago and she...