The ABC of ELT

So Long and Thanks for All the Lessons

Just over two week ago I finished teaching my last class and then went and signed a contract for a non-teaching job. Technically this is the first job contract and that’s relevant as you’ll see later. I wanted to write one last post here partially as a goodbye but also as an explanation for my […]

Task management systems: Great Apps For Teachers

I’ve had an idea for a new type of regular blog post. It’s about apps and programs which I find useful as a teacher (with some tips that I’ve learnt from using them). The first one is a task management application. That is an application which helps you keep track of different tasks as well […]

What Are Students Looking at? and Is It a Problem?

One of the things that I have found myself wonder about recently, is what the students are looking at when they aren’t “paying attention” To me during a class? Usually it’s a source of annoyance for me as it is almost inevitably a sign that they won’t have got the instruction or noticed the important […]

Delta Diary: Module Three Take Two

Well, it’s come to this. I’m back where I was four years ago as I look on at Module three staring me back in the face. I’ve been delayed, partially by changes in my life, by other people but mostly myself. I didn’t do as good a job as I should have last time and […]

4 Issues That Hold Me Back From Using Technology in the Classroom

One of my favourite podcasts (out of school) is coming to an end after five years. They covered using technology in education with an emphasis on iPad (though not exclusively). This has covered some great topics like education theory, cool iPad apps, infrastructure issues and the challenges of working in education. This often inspired me […]

4 Tiny Modifications to Feedback Which Have a Huge Impact

4 tiny feedback modifications with a huge impact

Over time teaching, I’ve picked up a couple of little tricks to help make sure that feedback from students go well. These are little modifications to feedback centering around open class feedback to the teacher but they can make feedback more effective, motivating and interesting. 1. Think, Pair, Share This was the first modification to […]

What Are Sketchnotes?

Sketchnotes are one of those ideas that is spreading more in education circles. But what are sketchnotes? Are they just another buzzword or trend, or are they something that is worth using in the classroom? Well in this short explainer video, I go over what sketchnotes are…via a sketchnote. (I know, meta). What are sketchnotes […]

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