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Happy New Year

A break from the Usual teaching blogs to offer you New Years wishes and hope that you have a brilliant 2012. I hope you have enjoyed the blog over the last few months However I’d love to know what you think could be better about it? More on teaching theory? Some example lesson plans? Some […]

What lessons do I use more material in?

I had a strange realisation as I prepared for my open lessons last month [open lessons are lessons once a term where parents of students can attend and see how their children are doing, ask questions etc. (With the aid of translation)] and I made the comment that the worst thing about open lessons is […]

5 Tips when writing on a whiteboard

Part of the boardwork series this post looks at the actual process during writing. There is a story of a professor in a philosophy class who didn’t believe in conditioning of people so his students set out to prove him wrong. They never responded to him when he looked at them straight on or addressed the […]

A few Reasons why silence can be golden in a EFL classroom

  A conterversial sentence when held within the confinds of “communicative methodologies” and inparticular such ones that build upon essential tennets of faith teaching as conversation driven. However, there even within these frameworks there is a definite desirable use of silence on occasion. Unfortunately for us our brains can only process so much at a time. […]

What do you like best about teaching?

I was speaking to a fellow member of staff recently and she talked about how she had changed as a teacher over the years. Particularly she focused on how she had felt and what she enjoyed the most. Fear At first she was scared by the whole thing. Lesson felt worrying, she didn’t feel like she […]

Not just a teacher

This evening I was reflecting on the long road I have taken as a teacher this last year and thinking of the great expanse still to travel. One of the thoughts that I stuck on was that I haven’t just grown as a teacher this year I’ve developed a whole host of other skills. Some because […]

A month of using evernote for reflective practices

So a month in to my use of evernote for on the spot personal reflection and it has been a very mixed bag. At first it seemed to really work and I was logging my records straight after class on my HP touchpad and then polishing up at home. It lead me to focus on […]

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