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27 Mar 2015

"If we don't adapt we will die!"

05 Mar 2015

If you are reading this post, then the blackout has finally ended.

06 Jan 2015

Just like that another year has passed and I find myself missing the deadline for festive posts not just by a day or two but having...

29 Sep 2014

Throughout my teaching career, I have always enjoyed a challenge – I think every ‘career teacher’ does!

30 Apr 2014

“Today, we are going to do some writing.”

24 Jan 2014

How does blogging help you to be a better teacher?

13 Dec 2012

This is just a quick post to review the classroom management webinar I did for Teaching English yesterday.

  • Those were the stark words that jumped out from an otherwise mundane BBC article about changes in format and time to the Radio 1 UK Chart Show.
  • If you are reading this post, then the blackout has finally ended. At the time of writing, three days have now passed since everything went offline – no internet, no mobile phone service, and only local calls from landlines. Right now, I am well and...
  • Just like that another year has passed and I find myself missing the deadline for festive posts not just by a day or two but having spilled over into a new month and a new year!So, it’s a good thing I planned to share a post of lesson ideas that fit...
  • And there have been many: the intensity of my Trinity Cert TESOL course, that first lesson, teaching beginners/advanced/kids for the first time, getting up to speed with technological possibilities for the classroom, doing an MA, presenting at a...
  • There is an inevitable groan that follows this statement. Heads drop. Complaints are muttered. Pencils that were on the desk a few moments ago suddenly disappear or need sharpening. The lesson either hits a lull or gets off to a painfully slow start.
  • I started blogging in 2010 when I was introduced to the idea through the MA course I was studying at the time. Since then, it has become a major part of my personal professional development –indeed, I even based my MA dissertation on the topic of...
  • This is just a quick post to review the classroom management webinar I did for Teaching English yesterday. First of all, I would like to thank all of those who attended and gave their input during the session with some useful ideas and thought-...