A new year: dive in!

Last week, learners began a short two week introduction into their A2 English course. They were required to watch a couple of videos and answer some questions on our Google+ community. The few lessons I've had with them during this time have been relaxed and we've been able to discover the joy of learning again without …

Reflective Practice

The below presentation (click here to view a Google Slides version and download) comes from a guest slot I gave to a CIPD group today on 'reflective practice.' It got me to thinking about models of reflection I use at present and I decided for new teachers, it might be helpful to create some frameworks to guide reflection. These …

Note-Making

Since getting back into technology, I'm looking for nice apps and sites that can be used for note-making in the classroom. Popplet (10/10) I love this site but to be fair, I was already a convert and that's generally the way it works with me. I either fall head over heels at first sight or …