The ABC of ELT

The best of ELTSquared in 2012

As we approach the end of the year I thought I’d do a round up of the best post from this year on to help with my own professional development and reflections. I know lots of people are setting blog challenges around this topic in various formats…including one handsome blogger who asked people to share their favourite post on his blog. But I’ve done it this way to look back over the lessons I’ve learnt over the year and reinforce my own learning. Choosing the best posts isn’t easy but I thought I’d use a couple of criteria.

  • Most views
  • My favourite’s to write

Of course there is no guarantee that these reflect the best posts but they may do. Before I move on with that I’d like to give you a few little statistics. This year I published posts 125 (well 126 including this one) blog post I received 63 comments I changed school I presented at an online and face to face conference, I completed an international house course I met up with other tweeters and bloggers I started a new blog I talked about other peoples blogs (a lot) with oldeltposts and weekly round ups And I had great fun. I hope you did too.

The most viewed posts.

My top 10 ELT blogs and bloggers

How to survive the teacher apocalypse

20 ways to improve as a teacher next year

Jason Renshaw’s oldeltposts

What quantum mechanics can teach us about lesson observations

What has the DELTA ever done for us? (an eltchat summary)


The most commented on posts.

Minimalism in the classroom

How to survive the teacher apocalypse

20 ways to improve as a teacher next year

How important is creativity in the classroom


Using computers and email in one to one lessons.


My favourite posts.

Of course I love all my posts, they are all my babies but I have to admit that some were crafted rather more than others. I’m very proud of

  • How to survive the teacher apocalypse,
  • 20 ways to improve as a teacher next year,
  • What quantum mechanics can teach us about lesson observations,
  • Minimalist continuous professional development,
  • Every oldeltpost (though that’s because of people submitting their recommendations not me),
  •  My minimonday videos and my series on minimalism in general.

Wow! What a year. I hope you’ve enjoyed it too and I’ll leave you with one last question

Which of my posts have you liked the most?

About Chris Wilson

I'm an English Language teacher based in Krakow, Poland. I enjoy writing, using technology and playing the Ukulele.

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  1. You rock!Great stuff, Chris.

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