Monthly Archives: February 2011

W is for … words

This is a description of a class I taught a couple of weeks ago where the students took a really simple little idea and really ran with it. It started with this lesson plan, a very old favourite of mine … Continue reading

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#eltchat summary – teaching one-to-one

This week’s eltchat session at 9pm was about strategies, tips and techniques for approaching one-to-one classes.  As always it was a great conversation and it really amazed me, looking back over the transcript, how much ground we managed to cover … Continue reading

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Flashes of inspiration

This blog post started writing itself in my head last Friday. It’s a little different from my usual posts. It isn’t a close up on a classroom activity or a teaching technique, it’s more like a “moment in time” photo, … Continue reading

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Scary movies

Student-led live listening This post was inspired by last week’s #eltchat about maximising student talking time (amongst other things). Scary movies is a materials-light lesson plan built around student-led live listening. It gets students talking and, just as importantly, listening … Continue reading

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