In my second post in this series on online teaching, I explained how I think that the current coronavirus pandemic might speed up the increasing demand for online language lessons. And whether it happens or not, I think it is … Continue reading Getting Ready For Our Digital Future
As I write this, we are in the midst of the coronavirus emergency that is sweeping across the world. I have no idea what the effect of this will be in the long-term but I suspect that one of the … Continue reading Is Online Teaching Going To Go Viral?
Recently, as you’ll be very aware, some teachers around the world have been thrust into teaching online without much training or time to prepare. Kate Knight, the Director of Studies at International House Milan, described this situation in a recent … Continue reading Tips for Teaching Online
I’ve become a bit of a fan of stoic philosophy recently, and I’ve found it very useful in helping me to reflect on who am I and how to live and teach. I won’t go into it here, but I … Continue reading You Are Not Alone
If, as Socretes said, an unexamined life was not worth living, then I would argue that an unexamined course is not worth taking. By this I mean that I think it’s crucial for learners to understand why they are doing … Continue reading Lesson Plan: Goal Setting
(Almost) Infinite ELT Ideas was an idea originally conceived by Sandy Millin, and shared on her blog of the same name. In her words… I will post a prompt for you to exercise your teaching muscles by making suggestions on … Continue reading (Almost) Infinite ELT Ideas: Speech Bubbles
Here’s a quick, fun warmer that you can use with students of any age. You could also use it as a way to review past simple verbs. I got this idea from a talk I saw Lindsay Clandfield do a … Continue reading Download Of The Month: Emoji Weekend Warmer