Category Archives: resources

Highlights from My Day One at Harrogate Iatefl 2014

So the first day has finished and it seems to have gone by in a whirl or ideas, discussions, meetings with old friends and encounters with new ones. I said in a previous post that a theme tends to emerge … Continue reading

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My thoughts on Digital Literacy

I’ve recently been thinking quite a lot about digital literacy and not only because we are studying the concept at the moment on my MA course but what it means to my learners too. So I thought I’d share my … Continue reading

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Using Video, Screencasts, Blogs and Wikis

Hi everyone, I’m afraid the magic carpet took off and then had technical trouble in October over West Yorkshire, where I was grounded for some time due to family problems. However… The MA is going on and I’m getting back … Continue reading

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How important is it to “Achieve your Aims”?

I was just wondering how much we as teachers notice when we are in the classroom, whether we can achieve our aims at all, and whether this actually matters. There has been a lot of discussion recently about dogme or … Continue reading

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Playing with Fotobabble

As we have all been saying, we need to evolve constantly and not only. What is really important is to be able to integrate new ideas and tools into our own systematic approach to teaching so here’s my latest foray … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

If you feel like doing a special New Year lesson but are tired of doing New Year’s Resolutions why not do a review of the year lesson. I made a smilebox review of key moments in my 2012, then asked students … Continue reading

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Smilebox at Christmas 2012 and at lots of other times…

Smilebox makes storytelling easy and fun! If you saw my 2011 Happy Easter post, last year, you’ll already have an idea of the way this site works. I started using it a lot at Christmas 2011 and have used it … Continue reading

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EFL Advent Calendar Activity 2012

Hi everyone, Last year I made a Powerpoint Advent Calendar for my students, which would work just as well this year. You can also use the Powerpoint as a template to make your own if you’d like to. :-) This … Continue reading

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“How to Pass Exams” a distance learning course on Udemy

I haven’t actually blogged for a while, unfortunately, which is largely because I’ve been busy developing a new distance learning course entitled “How to Pass Exams” on Udemy.com. The Reasons for this Course I decided to develop this course for … Continue reading

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Backache, large classes and HootCourse in the classroom

I was reading just this morning in Brabara Hoskins Sakamoto’s lovely Teaching Village blog about how tired we teachers are all feeling at the moment, and how important it is not to burn the candle at both ends but to … Continue reading

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