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  • We had some fantastic posts in September and it was great to see so many of you sharing your stories about how and why you became teachers.This month we are focusing exclusively on Planning lessons and courses. The British Council's new continuing...
  • ‘Gamification’ is a term that has indeed been around for a few years now.  Yet, like many terms and buzzwords it seems to mean different things to different people. It often gets confused with one of my favourite educational terms: ‘game-based...
  • Metacognition has the common definition of "thinking about thinking" (see The Best Posts On Metacognition). In other words, it is the self-awareness to know what our strengths and weaknesses are, and how and when to apply the former and compensate...
  • Reflection is a slippery beast. It happens in the most inconvenient places and at the most inconvenient times. Washing up, walking the dog, waiting for a bus. Times and places when I can let thoughts and ideas run through my mind, but there's...
  • Here’s an easy task I often set in conference sessions:  Look at these diagrams; what do they show? They look not unlike dance formations…Yes, obviously – classes. But where is the teacher in each image and what is he/she doing? The teacher has not...