One of the sessions from IATEFL 2015 conference in Manchester that I managed to watch online was a presentation by Nick Robinson and Laurie Harrison from ELTjam. Their talk was about the ‘EdTech’ Revolution‘ and teachers applying their classroom experience to … Continue reading Phrase Maze – turning vocabulary flashcards into a game.
The other day I was reading Anthony Ash’s post about mobile phones and ELT. The post was talking about if mobile phones are really a distraction and how they relate to classroom management. It talks about a place for mobile phones … Continue reading Seven ideas for using mobile phones in the classroom
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so here is a way to encourage speaking and hopefully make everyone feel good about themselves. I have always had mixed feelings about Valentine’s Day because people respond to this day in so many … Continue reading Lucky Dip – Encourage Speaking and Give Compliments
Taking notes is an important part of studying, but how we take notes is equally important. Many students may have formed their note-taking habits before they even reach your class. However, there are some things you can suggest. This week I … Continue reading Tips for Taking Notes
There are things that teachers carry with them all the time. If you search through my teaching bag you are going to find index cards, dice, playing cards, magnets and spare markers. We all learn through experience what to put … Continue reading Digital Toolkits – What’s in yours?