Monthly Archives: September 2015

Happy at work – happy in class

I flip boarded across this article from fortune magazine this morning. It’s about the five things you need to be happy at work. Having the best job in the universe I already have them but I still like reading articles like this … Continue reading

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Connect, Notice, Learn, Exercise, Volunteer

As an EFL teacher in a secondary school in Geneva I sometimes feel on the edge of everything; -the teaching PLN on twitter seems to be mainly UK based (maybe I’m missing an enormous vibrant community of motivated French-speaking teachers … Continue reading

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Pay it Forward

Yesterday I had a fantastic time at the ETAS Professional Development day, the wonderful new website was presented, and I’m proud to say I’ve helped on the Geneva and Teen SIG pages. During the conference I had the chance to do two … Continue reading

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Start thinking about your last lesson already

Every Monday students find slips of paper waiting on their desks when they arrive and I encourage them to write about something great that happened over the last seven days. To be perfectly honest I don’t put them all in … Continue reading

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September to-do list

New school year, new resolutions, I love resolutions, and I love to-do lists! 6th September – IATEFL SIG webinar (YL) Joe Dale  ‘Producing & Sharing Personalised multimedia ebooks for ipads, android & windows tablets which promote creativity, collaboration & facilitate feedback’. Wow, that’s a mouthful! … Continue reading

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