**Updated** Since the original publishing of this post, I have come across a phenomenal amount of extra resources, tools, etc. that I think you will all find very useful. I have updated the lists within this blog, and I will continue to do so. Watch this space! – Jim The coronavirus has sent the worldContinue reading “Making the shift to online teaching – Some tips and tools to make life easier.”
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Five minutes with Steve Kelly – Online teaching
I have always been interested in teaching English online. Currently, I have one online learner (a long-time private), but I am very interested in expanding my online teaching experience. So, when I heard that one of my Colleagues, Steve Kelly, had taught online full-time for many years before moving back into the more traditional classroom,Continue reading “Five minutes with Steve Kelly – Online teaching”
Professional development – The case for short courses
A short blog post about short courses for English language teachers.
The Teacher Trainer Diaries: Observer effects on teaching and learning.
A few months ago I decided to conduct some of my own research into the effects the observer has and see what attitudes teachers had towards face-to-face and video observations.
The 2018/2019 academic year – A year of learning curves
The end has come to the 2018/2019 academic year and, as always, reflection is key to progress. Here are a few things that I have learnt coming out from this extremely busy year, which was also the first year that I have officially held a position as a teacher trainer. Development works One of theContinue reading “The 2018/2019 academic year – A year of learning curves”
ELT Playbook 1 – Exploring your context 4
This is my response to the reflective task Exploring your context 4 from Sandy Millin’s ELT Playbook 1. The task – The role of English In this task, Sandy asks the reader (me) to reflect on the importance of English language learning in my current context, the impact English has on those who learn it,Continue reading “ELT Playbook 1 – Exploring your context 4”
The Teacher Trainer Diaries: The importance of both oral and written feedback.
This post is part of a reflective series called The Teacher Trainer Diaries, in which I write about my experiences as a teacher trainer.
Lesson planning and reducing planning time
A short post with some ideas to make your planning more efficient.
ELT Playbook 1 – Exploring your context 3
This is my response to the reflective task Exploring your context 3 from Sandy Millin’s ELT Playbook 1. The task – The people around us For this task, I had to write down the names of teachers from my school and put them into certain categories. The categories were: Teachers I could go to for advice on languageContinue reading “ELT Playbook 1 – Exploring your context 3”
Confidence and authority in the classroom
I recently received an email from a teacher who we shall call, Sue. Sue asked the following: Do you have any tips on presenting confidently as a Teacher and establishing authority in the classroom? I’m a very new teacher, and I find it hard to establish authority in the classroom, especially with adults and teens.Continue reading “Confidence and authority in the classroom”