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In this section, you will find a number of blog posts, which have been written to help you develop your skills and knowledge as a teacher in the professional practice 'Assessing learning'. From primary-aged students to adult learners of English, the blog posts you will find here are practical, insightful and full of ideas to support your teaching and planning for all kinds of classrooms.

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23 Jun 2021

Are you an EAP teacher who is interested in practical ideas on how to assist your Higher Education learners to become more autonomous?...

18 Nov 2020

"May you live in interesting times" is considered to be a Chinese curse. Now we are all living it.

27 Mar 2020

We tend to correct mistakes, we tend to tell our students what they can improve, but we don´t normally tell them what they've done well...

19 Aug 2019

Assessment, evaluation, measurement, grades, tests, marks and so on. Different words to talk about the same issue. But, should they be...

08 Aug 2019

Assessment represents a grey area for all teachers - we constantly fear that we haven't fulfilled the learning objectives, and we ponder...

02 Apr 2019

Freelance teachers can easily fall victim to their professional freedom if they do not reflect on the effectiveness of their work

13 Jun 2017

Have you ever been given a project to assess but couldn't? Have you ever created a rubric to assess the unassessable?

29 Mar 2017

Celebrating 5 years of happy blogging with TE by writing :)

14 Mar 2017

This blog post focuses on strategies that help teachers to make their writing feedback useful and not highly time-consuming

29 Dec 2016

Four things are essential for effective teaching learning process-methods, materials, teachers and assessment.

25 Oct 2016

In my search for finding alternatives to using coursebooks, I have experimented with project-based learning and have developed a PBL...

19 Oct 2016

We all assess our students, and we have many strategies to use (see Assessing English Language Learners). In addition to teacher...

11 Sep 2016

The new challenges teachers face; let us brainstorm!

08 Sep 2016

When you’re preparing a lesson you probably give a lot of thought to the tasks and exercises you plan to include. But how much thought...

05 Aug 2016

Giving good feedback involves commenting on the task and the language. Read the article to find a suggestion how you present you...

02 Aug 2016

What is the most effective way to correct errors? How to develop self-editing skills in your students? This article is about making your...

09 Jun 2015

It may seem, at first glance, that the terms autonomous and exam don’t go together very well.

27 May 2015

In the secondary school where I work, we are encouraged to assess our students frequently and periodically.

31 Mar 2015

The issue of "error correction," particularly focused on grammar, can be a controversial topic in ESL/ELL circles.

23 Mar 2015

As a CELTA tutor, one of the main areas I notice candidates struggle with is what to do after a task is complete.

23 Mar 2015

Correcting people’s mistakes is not a very natural thing to do.

28 Feb 2014

This February was a special month as 10 years ago on Monday 16 Feb 2004, I started a journey in which I feel utterly committed to from...

22 Feb 2014

“Writing is thinking on paper”

15 Feb 2014

In my work I prefer to use an informal approach to evaluating the progress of my students.

14 Feb 2014

It’s mid-term exam and reports time at the school I’m working with in Cádiz at the moment.

14 Feb 2014

To Test or Not to Test? That is the Question.

06 Feb 2014

Assessing our English Language Learner students can be a minefield, especially in the face of potential outside-of-class pressures from...