Monthly Archives: March 2014

Looking forward to Harrogate

All the information is here. This is a BIG week, my birthday today, off to Harrogate on Wednesday, and rounding off the week by participating in the Paris marathon on my way home! Yes, I’d prefer to be on my … Continue reading

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7 lists to get your fast finishers thinking

People love lists and students are no exceptions, so here are some examples of lists your students can make while they’ve got a free minute or so in class. I often note one on the board at the beginning of … Continue reading

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6 reasons to film your lesson

This week I found myself standing in for a colleague by taking both our classes for two hours. “Great” I thought, enough time to do something meaty. To motivate the classes for double English I promised a “no pen lesson” … Continue reading

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Don’t just grade THEIR work…

…. Grade yours too. I came across this idea while reading up for my next assignment and have found it very useful, reflective teaching light. After each lesson I just give it a grade, A, B,…F, etc. When you just … Continue reading

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5 reasons to keep a teaching journal

Since I started my M.A. last autumn I’ve been keeping a journal in various forms. For the last month or so this has become a notebook in which I write a few thoughts, often questions actually, EVERY EVENING, except Saturday … Continue reading

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