Drilling Language Learners

drilling language learners

Drilling language learners is a tough teaching strategy to get right. I always find it a little strange. How do you approach drilling language learners? All the input sessions/insets I’ve ever been too have always ‘banged on about’ how great drilling is. However, I still find it difficult to drill my students as much as I’ve been told I should, without beginning […]

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Teaching Skills

teaching skills being shared

Teaching skills are often overlooked by teachers. We can sometimes undervalue ourselves as a consequence. Teaching skills make us highly valuable. You just have to look and find the positives. We look at just a few teaching skills and how we use them in the classroom. Culturally Aware By the very nature of teaching English, you interact with many people of […]

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Classroom seating plans

classroom seating plans

Classroom seating plans can have a huge impact on how your students interact with you and each other. Sometimes we don’t have a choice about classroom seating plans. Maybe its not our classroom or maybe perhaps your school is security obsessed and bolted the chairs and tables to the floor. If you do have some freedom to move your tables […]

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Using Edmodo

Stonehenge homework using edmodo

Using Edmodo with English language learners What is Edmodo? “Edmodo is an educational website that takes the ideas of a social network and refines them and makes it appropriate for a classroom”. Well, that’s the website creators vision! I was forced to use it when teaching a class which had been promised an online element. To be honest I was nervous […]

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Professional Development

Taking professional development seriously

Professional Development is a valuable tool. Teacher training is an important aspect of a teachers development. When applying for a job, teachers should take into account an employers seriousness to helping a teacher to better themselves. There are many different elements that can contribute to teachers professional developement. They can be formal qualifications, like the Cambridge DELTA or the CELTYL. […]

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