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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 […]

Starting the DELTA Module 3

The time has come for me to start Module three of the Delta. After passing Module one last year (few!) I didn’t jump into taking the next part straight away but took some time off from the Delta. That’s one of the really nice things about doing it modally and at a distance, you can […]

Teaching to Your Strengths (or What Tennis Can Teach Us About Teaching)

Are you a tennis? If you are then who’s your favourite player? For me it is still Tim Henman as I remember growing up watching Wimbledon and the constant hope that maybe this would be his year. I also loved his Serve-volley style or trying to push his opponent in to an awkward return so […]

How to survive, and make the most of, your DELTA or similar course

On the 15/02/2013 teachers from across the world met to discuss my suggested topic “How to survive and make the most of your DELTA (or similar course)” A topic I had chosen as I am about to start my DELTA (having been persuaded on a previous #ELTChat) and having seen Sandy Millin reflect on her issues and struggles on […]

What’s on your teaching wish list?

  Do you remember being a child and making a wish list for Christmas? I know different cultures have different traditions around this time. In Britain I used to send letters to Santa Clause, In Spain children get presents from the Wise men but many have traditions of giving and receiving gifts and making wishlist. […]

Weekly round up of ELT 7/12/2012

The end of another week brings about another weekly ELT summary. This week started a little slowly with not that many articles being shared but certainly picked up by the end of the week. It’s also the first one of December so there are a few Christmas and end of the year themed blog posts. […]

Minimalism in the classroom

We do bring a whole load of crap into our classrooms don’t we. I am usually very guilty of this in my first class with students. I come in with various handouts on a range of grammar or vocabulary topics in case they are needed. Usually, I use about half and have wasted a tree […]


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