This is one in a series of posts in which I look back on 10 years of blogging and reflect on posts from the past. In my last post, I reflected back on one of the most popular posts I’ve … Continue reading Reflections on… Teaching Like Mike Leigh?
I’m delighted to present my second self-published book, Raise Up, written with my friend Ilá Coimbra. We wrote this book with a simple aim – what would a mainstream English language coursebook look like if it represented a wider range … Continue reading My new book – Raise Up!
50 Activities For The First Day Of School, published by Alphabet Publishing, is, as the title suggests, a highly practical resource book for teachers looking for ways to add some variety to their first day activities. The author, Walton Burns, has created this ebook as a handy guide containing a variety of tasks mainly for lower level learners, although they are easily adaptable for all abilities and ages. In fact, one of the book’s main strengths is the flexibility the activities have, and it’s easy to imagine them being tweaked for use in any lesson. Walton starts with the most … Continue reading Book review – 50 Activities For The First Day Of School
Note taking is one of the central tenets of Teaching Unplugged, and the more I try to practice it, the harder I realise it is. This is especially true in a one-to-one setting. I find it’s particular tricky because I want to sustain genuine face to face conversation, and having me scribbling away feels like a level of artifice that distracts from the quality of the conversation. Continue reading “Using Soundcloud in an Unplugged One to One Class”