Book review – 50 Activities For The First Day Of School

50 Activities For The First Day Of School, published by Alphabet Publishing, is, as the title suggests, a highly practical resource book for teachers looking for ways to add some variety to their first day activities. The author, Walton Burns, has created this ebook as a handy guide containing a variety of tasks mainly for … Continue reading Book review – 50 Activities For The First Day Of School

Book review – 50 Activities For The First Day Of School

50 Activities For The First Day Of School, published by Alphabet Publishing, is, as the title suggests, a highly practical resource book for teachers looking for ways to add some variety to their first day activities. The author, Walton Burns, has created this ebook as a handy guide containing a variety of tasks mainly for … Continue reading Book review – 50 Activities For The First Day Of School

Songs In The Key Of ELT – New York I Love You

It's time for the third part of my extremely occasional series of lesson ideas based on songs, especially the kind of songs that don't usually appear in coursebooks. Here's a song by one of my favourite bands of all time... Artist: LCD Soundsystem Song: New York, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down Written by: James Murphy

Songs In The Key Of ELT – New York I Love You

It's time for the third part of my extremely occasional series of lesson ideas based on songs, especially the kind of songs that don't usually appear in coursebooks. Here's a song by one of my favourite bands of all time... Artist: LCD Soundsystem Song: New York, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down Written by: James Murphy

Book review: Punctuation…? by User Design

Readers of this blog will remember a previous post in which I argue that punctuation errors by students shouldn’t be ignored… There is a temptation to ignore (punctuation errors) which must be resisted, I think. It’s very easy to think that the priority must be the vocabulary and grammar, and while I would agree with … Continue reading Book review: Punctuation…? by User Design

Book review: Punctuation…? by User Design

Readers of this blog will remember a previous post in which I argue that punctuation errors by students shouldn’t be ignored… There is a temptation to ignore (punctuation errors) which must be resisted, I think. It’s very easy to think that the priority must be the vocabulary and grammar, and while I would agree with … Continue reading Book review: Punctuation…? by User Design

Think! – It’s All In The Mindset

In this follow up to my earlier post on mindsets, Carol Goodey reviews Mindset: How You Can Fulfil Your Potential by Carol Dweck. In my original piece, I reflected on an infographic which described an open vs a closed mindset, and laid out some ideas for how a teacher could encourage their students to adopt … Continue reading Think! – It’s All In The Mindset

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