Monthly Archives: April 2015

I wish my students knew…

The other day I came across David Deubelbeiss’ post I wish my students knew… in which he flips Kyle Schwartz’ question to her students a while back that went viral; “what do you wish your teacher knew?” As so often, David got … Continue reading

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How to give a successful presentation at a conference

This post is mainly based on Jeremy Day’s successful and entertaining presentation at IATEFL, with a few of my own thoughts and ideas tagged on. Submit a Proposal: If in doubt go for it! – This is exactly what I did … Continue reading

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IATEFL 2015 – Saturday

What a fantastic day! Six presentations and a plenary, but probably the best part, as always has been meeting such wonderful people from all over the world, in all kinds of teaching contexts. A great bonus this year has been … Continue reading

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IATEFL Pre-Conference Day

My first day at IATEFL 2015 was a YL & Teens bonanza, having never managed to get to pre-conference day before I didn’t know what to expect, although I thought it would be great and of course I wasn’t disappointed, … Continue reading

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Essentials for Newbie #IATEFLers

The tension is mounting, I’ll be getting round to packing later today, and I’ll light another candle for those wonderful guys in French air traffic control who are bound to let my plane through later this evening! Although I only … Continue reading

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Bored with your Board 2 – the babyboard

I’m actually lucky enough to have a set of mini-boards, a bit smaller than A4. Here in France kids need them for primary school and so I’ve a collection of various handmedowns from my children and their friends. If you don’t … Continue reading

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Bored of your Board?

Here are some ideas & tips for making the most of your board, be it black, white, green or smart – although to be honest I’ve never used the whiteboard more than since we got smartboards in our classrooms. While … Continue reading

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Looking Forward to IATEFL

So here we are with a week to go, what am I looking forward to? 1. Buzz & Motivation Although it’s a bit full on I just love the buzz I get from conferences, and IATEFL is the king of … Continue reading

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