Monthly Archives: December 2015

The last vocab test of the year

What sort of teacher gives a test on the last lesson of term? A very mean one, that’s who! However I’ve never had any complaints about this one, and the results are usually pretty good!   

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Pin the nose on the reindeer

I found this idea on twitter (sorry, can’t remember where), the pupils loved it!   

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Reflective Practice for Busy Teachers

I’m currently doing an International House online course in teacher training, however now is not the time to rave about it (or mention how I’m also interested in doing a couple more of their courses when I’ve finished this one). … Continue reading

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Having Fun with Hamlet

Shakespeare can be a challenge with teens, they often have pretty fixed ideas about how difficult/boring/old-fashioned his work is. So here’s how we “did” Hamlet: Lesson 1: Imagine how you would react in the following situations- Your dad died a … Continue reading

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December To-Do list

Why is December always so busy? OK, I know there’s Christmas etc. but that’s not until the end of the month, and we’ve got holidays to look forward to. I agree the exam marking and report writing can be time-consuming, … Continue reading

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Christmas crafts and language ideas

Our primary teacher made these wonderful snowmen with her class: You can see how to do it on : Not wanting to be left out I jumped in on the act and the students drew their snowmen (with the right … Continue reading

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