Month: May 2015

About the role of mistakes (and erasers) in the classroom

Just a quickie post from me today: Here's an interesting article that could spark a really interesting and lively debate among readers... Please comment below! http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20150522-is-conchita-europes-salvation

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#BridgingTheGapChallenge: Bridging the Gap between Researchers and Teachers

There is SO MUCH research going on into language teaching methods, approaches, etc. But the sad fact is, it has turned into a big jumble of research strands, hard to untangle and find the right connections! Let's be honest, how many classroom teachers have access to it? And time to read and digest it all? Probably … Continue reading #BridgingTheGapChallenge: Bridging the Gap between Researchers and Teachers

Questions for Readers – Where are you coming from? Where are you going?

Once again, I've been inspired by Joanna Malefaki's post with an idea for using my blog for a bit more active / interactive networking. So instead of just writing and putting my thoughts "out there", I'm using this post to ask questions to get to know the wonderful people who read my blog...! Please post your … Continue reading Questions for Readers – Where are you coming from? Where are you going?

Optimising Active Participation – A Discussion

I was recently inspired by an article in English Teaching Professional to host what I call a "Professional Development Discussion Round", where all of the participants are seen as 'experts' so there is no one person giving input and 'telling' the other teachers what/how to do things. I can highly recommend this format as an in-service training … Continue reading Optimising Active Participation – A Discussion