This is my response to the reflective task Exploring your context 1 from Sandy Millin’s ELT Playbook 1. The task 'Just the words "yet" or "not yet," we're finding, give kids greater confidence, give them a path into the future that creates greater persistence.'Carol Dweck - 2014 In this task, Sandy asks teachers to watch Carol Dweck's TED talk and... Continue Reading →
This is my response to the reflective task Exploring your context 1 from Sandy Millin’s ELT Playbook 1. The task - Going for a walk In this task, Sandy asks teachers to go for a walk, somewhere we haven't been before preferably, and take a few moments to take in what it is we see, feel, experience, etc.... Continue Reading →
**Updated** Since the original publishing of this post, I have come across a phenomenal amount of extra resources, tools, etc. that I think you will all find very useful. I have updated the lists within this blog, and I will continue to do so. Watch this space! - Jim The coronavirus has sent the world... Continue Reading →
I have always been interested in teaching English online. Currently, I have one online learner (a long-time private), but I am very interested in expanding my online teaching experience. So, when I heard that one of my Colleagues, Steve Kelly, had taught online full-time for many years before moving back into the more traditional classroom,... Continue Reading →
A few months ago I decided to conduct some of my own research into the effects the observer has and see what attitudes teachers had towards face-to-face and video observations.
The end has come to the 2018/2019 academic year and, as always, reflection is key to progress. Here are a few things that I have learnt coming out from this extremely busy year, which was also the first year that I have officially held a position as a teacher trainer. Development works One of the... Continue Reading →
This is my response to the reflective task Exploring your context 4 from Sandy Millin's ELT Playbook 1. The task - The role of English In this task, Sandy asks the reader (me) to reflect on the importance of English language learning in my current context, the impact English has on those who learn it,... Continue Reading →