Monthly Archives: July 2015

What have you learnt so far this summer?

Summer is a time to slow down and look around at what’s going on, both web-wise and in my own life. Reading this great post got me thinking about what I’ve learnt so far this summer. JUST SAY NO! This has to … Continue reading

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How Teaching has affected my Parenting

This post is a follow up to one I wrote about How Parenting has improved my Teaching. You may have noticed the absence of the verb “improve” in the title, this is at the request of my poor broken offspring. 1. … Continue reading

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Creativity is like a bus…

… nothing happens for ages and then a load comes along all at once! I’ve never considered myself particularly creative; can’t sing or play an instrument, can’t draw or paint, stopped writing poems for my granny when I was seven,… At … Continue reading

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How Parenting has improved my Teaching

I recently came across a request to talk about this by @thosethatcan on twitter, so here’s my list: 1. I give clearer instructions After watching my teen son run around like a headless chicken as he tried to comply to … Continue reading

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Webinar review – Charles Hadfield : Creative Grammar IATEFL

Another advantage of being an IATEFL member is being able to snuggle down of an afternoon and watch a webinar whenever I’ve got the time and inclination. I’d been meaning to watch this one for a while and was pleased … Continue reading

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How my other life helps my teaching

It’s the holidays, woop woop! This means I can do loads of other stuff and don’t have to think about teaching for ages. This means I’m thinking a lot about teaching and coming up with some great ideas for next … Continue reading

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