Monthly Archives: April 2014

Harrogate Friday – part 3

My first session of the afternoon was the utterly amazing Rachael Harris with Differentiation : What to do with Fast Finishers and Slow Starters. I was somewhat obliged to attend, what with it being my workshop and all! it merits … Continue reading

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Harrogate Friday – part 2

Michael Hoey : Old approaches, new perspectives: the implications of a corpus linguistic theory for learning the English language.  An absolutely fantastic plenary, I’ve never heard Michael speak before (that’s the great thing about #IATEFL, us mortals get to call … Continue reading

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Harrogate Friday – part 1

Another fantastic day at Harrogate, I started my day (after a fab cooked breakfast at my guesthouse!) with: How to write an effective IATEFL conference proposal by Madeleine du Vivier Madeleine is conference programmer so if she doesn’t know what … Continue reading

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Harrogate Thursday…the end

  Finally I here you cry! After a well-deserved coffee and slice of caramel shortbread I popped into another couple of sessions: Teachers change learners, learners change teachers: changing methodologies with Jane Spiro Jane was a breath of enthuasiasm for … Continue reading

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Harrogate Thursday continues…

Bill Murphy hated his groundhog day, However I love mine, in fact I’m lucky because I will wake up tomorrow and get another day of #IATEFL. Our days do differ in one important way of course, nothing has been the … Continue reading

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A Harrogate Thursday

  Get all the info here. Oh my, where to start, seven presentations in ten hours, several cups of coffee, some lovely people and a suitcase full of freebies, my brain is buzzing, or melting I’m not sure which! What have … Continue reading

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6 ways to recap the lesson

One of my weaknesses is the lack of plenary in many of my classes. I’m so busy teaching and getting lots of things done that I don’t always make time to step back and think. Here are some ways to … Continue reading

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5 more fast finisher lists

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