Updated ELT News Feed pages I’ve updated the ELT News Feed section of this blog to make it easier for people to find their way around. It’s now divided into four sections which I hope will really help teachers who want to build on their existing skills and find new lesson ideas for their students: […]
Debates added to topic-based materials section Further to my recent post about staging class debates, I’ve just uploaded two more to the topic-based materials section of this blog: one (on whether some art can be better than other art) here; the other (on whether private schools should be abolished) here. You can read some ideas […]
This is a short explanation of why efl-resource.com joined the online protest against these two proposed bills, the first being discussed in the US House of Representatives and the second soon to be voted on in the Senate.
Some advice on classroom management picked up from a galaxy far, far away…
In this post, I discuss the value and limitations of focussing on the most frequent words of English in class, and share two lesson activities which focus on uncovering language that students already use and find important, or want to use.
Short-ish entry in which I highlight a few changes coming to this website over the next few weeks, and list some of the new lesson plans and ideas I plan to share.
In this post, I explain how to use a vocabulary range finder to help you minimise the number of low-frequency words in a text. I explain when and why this can be a very useful thing to do, and list a couple of alternative uses of the range finder as well.
Following on from a previous blog post, which discussed seven ways you can develop as a teacher whilst planning (and thinking about planning) your classes, I’ve decided here to write about how you can develop a personal learning network – a multi-faceted network of resources to help you continue your development as a teacher. I’m […]
Short post wherein I explain why this site suddenly looks different and why I haven’t posted anything for a few days.
First part of a short series on things you can do to build your skills and become more autonomous in the classroom, and less beholden on coursebooks. In this post, I list and discuss some things you can do while planning, and thinking about planning, your classes.