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The Restaurant scene with a twist

It can get a bit repetitive, at least for the teacher, to re-enact restaurant scenes every time we do a chapter on food, so to brighten up the lesson a bit… I bring in some realia which the students love; … Continue reading

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How to draw like a star!

Look! Aren’t I good at drawing?!! It’s dead easy – here’s my secret: Just beam the image you want to copy onto the board before your students come in!! I love doing this to incite a bit of curiosity before … Continue reading

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#3bestbits

At the start of the school year I set up the #3bestbits challenge at school, so let me tell you what it is and how it’s going. The principle is very simple, we know writing a gratitude diary is the … Continue reading

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What I’ve learnt from my teachers

The wonderful @stephanootis has recently posted on “Would I like to be taught by me?” – a very interesting question. She goes on to mention what she’s learnt from her Pilates teacher, so here’s what I’ve learnt from teachers who … Continue reading

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The Feel-Good factor in the language classroom.

It’s quite scary learning a foreign language. Communication is a big part of who we are, and being able to express ourselves “correctly” is seen as a sign of maturity and intelligence by many people and in many places. It’s … Continue reading

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Books to get your teaching mojo back

Don’t be put off by the picture, that’s just to grab your attention. Actually most of the books I would recommend for a bit of holiday reading are on my kindle of course. I say of course because recently I … Continue reading

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Games Day

Every so often we drop everything and have GAMES DAY! – For example when I’m covering for a sick colleague! The principle is simple, a) Get out every game you have and set the classroom so the groups can go … Continue reading

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Catch their interest

I’m lucky because I teach English in the primary classroom. This means I can pop in and leave clues about what we will be studying in English class this week. I love  doing this before lessons start on Monday (with … Continue reading

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News from the Beachfront

Just in case you were wondering where I’d got to, here’s the latest! Busy with end-of-year stuffAlthough I HATE marking ( a strong word for a very strong feeling!) getting little notes like this makes it all worthwhile. The end … Continue reading

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Story Box 

The other day I was talking to a colleague who said “there’s nothing new in efl”. I didn’t agree, and told her about the wonderfully original story boxes we have created with my primary class…    They look like a … Continue reading

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