I wrote the first part of Hieroglyphs for Teachers two months ago. I initially wrote it as an ideas piece because I originally wanted to hear opinions and suggestions from other teachers. However, I received a few e-mails and a … Continue reading Hieroglyphs for Teachers: Part 2
Before I first started English language teaching, someone gave me the advice that shouldn’t try to reinvent the wheel. Which is good advice. There are often things that have been written before, created before or done before. So, I am … Continue reading Hieroglyphics for Teachers: Graphic Communication in the Classroom
Using PowerPoint in the classroom can be extremely helpful, but from personal experience, finding the time to produce presentations can be difficult. Creating your own custom templates can be a huge time saver! Anything that can save me time can … Continue reading Creating PowerPoint Templates with the Slide Master View
Countdown is a TV game show where contestants play word games against the clock. It’s perfect for the classroom. Contents Introduction Download the Timer Setting the Timer How the Timer Works Introduction Countdown is a British TV show that is perfect for … Continue reading Classroom Countdown
I think dice are an essential part of any teacher’s toolkit. I always keep a bag of 15 dice in my bag because they are so versatile. 15 dice may seem like a lot but for me it is the perfect amount. … Continue reading PowerPoint Dice
Classroom posters not only display students’ work, but you can create material to inform and help the students as well. In this week’s post, I am going to show you two different posters and then give some advice on how … Continue reading Classroom Posters: Using PowerPoint to make classroom posters
Can you believe it’s nearly December? Around this time last year I wrote about making your own class advent calendar, so I thought maybe it’s time to produce a new one to countdown to Christmas. I had the luxury of some time, … Continue reading Countdown to Christmas!
Back in May I wrote a post called ‘Video Diagrams – Help your students visualize your instructions.’ Since then, I have been using these videos regularly in the classroom and I have created several more. I have found them to be … Continue reading Video Diagrams – Part 2: Five activities to get students moving
Timers are great and there are a lot of apps out there available for smartphones and tablets and most phones have timers built into them. However, if you are giving a presentation and you want to display a timer on a … Continue reading Need a timer for your lesson – try a video timer!
I don’t excel at seating plans because I often don’t have the time to write them. Writing down names can be time consuming and personally I find that the faster I write the more illegible my writing becomes. As a … Continue reading Excel at Seating Plans!