Last month at the BRAZ-TESOL conference in Caxias do Sul, I was faced with the kind of decision making process that everyone has when you are at a big event like this – what talks do I see? When faced … Continue reading Relate Or Learn
I’m very pleased to introduce you to my first book, now available as an ebook on various platforms. It’s called How Was Your Weekend? 1001 Discussion Questions To Use With Your EFL/ESL Students and I wrote it as a way … Continue reading My New Book – Now Available!
The following list is taken from a teaching guide I saw online a few years ago. “Make clear her part in the process or product on which she works.” “See that her working setup is comfortable, safe and convenient.” “Suggest … Continue reading Women are teachable
Images can be a really effective, low prep way of getting students interested in a subject. All you need to do is show them a picture and get them to discuss their reaction to it. With the right choice of … Continue reading Images As Conversation Starters
Regular readers of this blog, if there any left (!), will have noticed that in the last couple of years it’s been a bit neglected. In fact, in the last 18 months alone there were only three posts and this … Continue reading Back in business…
An occasional series of lesson ideas using songs you’re not likely to hear in a coursebook…
Artist: The Boo Radleys
Song: Wish I Was Skinny
Written by: Carr, Martin, James
Continue reading Songs In the Key Of ELT – Wish I Was Skinny
A few years ago I wrote this cheeky post, reminding teachers that sometimes it’s a good idea to shut up for a while. I’m returning to this idea in a slightly more reflective way due to this post on Brainpickings about the twentieth-century novelist, poet, playwright, and psychiatrist Paul Goodman who examined “the nine types of silence present in life” in his 1972 book Speaking and Language. Continue reading I’ve Heard of TTT vs STT, But What Does That Really Mean?