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Evernote For EFL Teachers In 2017

[Update: mere minutes after I published this post I noticed this article saying Evernote’s new (completely lack of) privacy policy means employees of Evernote can look at your notes…to improve their AI suggestions. This is enough to convince me to move over to OneNote.] One of the first things I started blogging about was using […]

ELT Lesson Idea: TimeHop

Timehop app lesson idea

There’s a great deal of irony in me posting this blog post. I actually wrote it over two years ago (maybe three years ago). I discovered this draft today and so I thought I’d go ahead and share it now. You’ll see the irony once you get into the post. I’ve added some extra notes […]

7 Reasons Why I Adore Teaching Pre-Intermediate Classes 

I’ve recently started teaching an adult Pre-Intermediates group again after a few years of having other levels and groups. It’s nice to return to my first level and group and revisit the same level that I honed my skills at in my early years. It’s also reminded me of why I enjoy teaching this level. […]

A Few Simple Ideas for Young Learner Classes

Krakow Podgorze 2016

I’ve been teaching a lot of “pre-teens” [10-13] kids recently and I’ve found a few little ways to adapt activities and generate interest in topics a bit more. I thought I’d share a few of my go to idea at the moment. 1. Surveys and forms to fill in It’s amazing how a series of […]

What I learnt at IATEFL Poland 2016 in Szczecin

Bratislava bridge

For readers who don’t speak Polish, your challenge is to say the place name in the title. Back to the post. I went to my first IATEFL event in Szczecin, Poland last week. I had a great time getting to know some colleagues from a different city, meeting some new people, attending talks and showing […]

If I started blogging about ELT today…

I’ve been at IATEFL Poland (In Szczecin) this weekend and it’s got me reflecting on my history in teaching and also writing/blogging about teaching. I’ve run this site (or something similar) for the last five year I think now. In that time a lot of things have changed (when I started, smartphones were still a […]

Weekly reviews for English Language Teachers

Reflect weekly review

I got into productivity ideas when a friend after university put a copy of Getting Things Done in my hands and suggested I read it. I was a bit sceptical but I also knew that I had a propensity toward procrastination and a poor short term memory (a common trait for people who happen to […]

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