So last week I wrote about the idea of the flipped classroom, and I mentioned that I was going to try out the approach with my classes in the following weeks. Today was my first attempt at a flipped classroom-style task, so I wanted to record what happened and my thoughts for taking things forward. … Continue reading Flipped classroom: episode 1
Hi, just a quick note to point you in the direction of a guest blog I wrote for Online English Skills, about why taking an exam in English is a good idea. Take a look and tell me what you think! 6 reasons to take an exam in English Continue reading Reasons to take an exam
Whether you see your students for three hours a day or three hours a week, it’s vital that you make the most of your time in class. One idea that has been gaining in popularity is the “flipped classroom”, whereby teachers set instructional content for students to do at home, freeing up class time for … Continue reading Flipped classroom: does it work?
Hello again! Happy New Year! Following on from my New Year’s resolution lesson plan, I wanted to write about the things I hope to achieve in 2017. Normally, I’m not the type to really make New Year’s resolutions. I think the last time I did was in 2013, when I decided on all kinds of worthy … Continue reading 2017 English Language Teaching Goals
Hello everyone, and Happy New Year! To celebrate the coming of 2017 I thought I’d post an idea for a twist on the New Year’s Resolution theme – great for a first class back after the Christmas break when everyone’s usually feeling a little sluggish. This lesson makes use of a clip from the ITV … Continue reading This Time Next Year: a New Year’s ESL Lesson plan