We’re on holiday this week (plus lots and lots of A to Z preparations are going on for all the blogs!) hence the silence but I wanted to tell you what a day we had for St Patrick’s Day.
Continue reading “Painting the class green”
Fluency and accuracy in language learning is like chicken and egg in folk tales: no-one can decide which comes first but it doesn’t stop them from arguing.
So which approach should the classes follow?
Continue reading “Pronunciation – to correct or not?”
The grown-up opinion about learning vs playing seems to be in a forever shift. Some curriculums plan and expect them, others just want to get through the insane amount of information children are required absorb, and others yet only accept games that have some educational outcomes. What’s your take on that?
Continue reading “Games in class: yes or no?”
I don’t know if it comes through but I’m forever the optimist. During planning. I can make you inspiring, creative, detailed plans. In colour.
Continue reading “April, madness, what have I done?”
This is one of the few areas where I’ve a disadvantage compared to those of my colleagues who have children on their own: tears scare me.
Continue reading “Teacher versus tears…”
That’s how teaching feels some (most) days. Continue reading “Uphill on rollerskates”
Just a quick one coz we’re in the middle of those *** mid-term evaluations. l will defo take this to my B2 class. But I think you’ll enjoy it too 😉
My colleagues were strangely animated in our little kitchen, I was curious before I heard what it was about. Then I got even more curious: a fire drill! I’ve never done that as a teacher! I will actually have to lead people, and worse, little people. How will it go?
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