I have just got home from my first day of forest school training at Hill End in Oxford. It has exceeded my expectations, no only is the site beautiful the instructors are friendly and have a wealth of Forest School knowledge and a contagious passion for their job. Unlike other courses I have been on this one actually usually the underpinning philosophies it espouses to … Continue reading Day 1 – Level 1 Forest School training
Two weeks ago I led my first outdoor session for a child’s after school club. We made bee homes in the pouring rain. It was wet and cold and muddy but there were no accidents and every child went home with a bee home – success! However, it showed me just how much I have to learn. After reading all the theory and the importance … Continue reading Outdoor Ed – first session
My idea for the theme of this blog came when a student asked me to translate the slang from a popular rap song, I was flattered that I was thought “cool” enough to be the only teacher approached with this task (and also rather impressed that I succeeded!) but it also got me thinking about the uses of language, other than just to pass an … Continue reading Ditch the textbook!
Originally posted on ELT planning:
Are you fed up with using the same old methods to introduce your lesson topic? Look no further! Here are 35 ways to kick off your lesson. How many have you tried? Using an anecdote Example topic: idioms You know I play football, right? No? Well I love it. Anyway, I went into town to buy some new boots the… Continue reading 35 ways to introduce your lesson topic
I’ve been inspired by this week’s #whatisschool blog chat. I’ve written many blogs in the past but never published, so here’s to a new start with blogging! It’s short and sweet, and not especially innovative or rousing – but it’s a start! Please be kind! This week I started a new job – my first permanent EFL job (teaching English as a foreign language). In … Continue reading First blog….
Originally posted on IELTS Advantage:
These are the 10 IELTS reading tips I share with all of my IELTS classes. First, let’s look at an overview so we can understand what the reading paper is about. Are the IELTS reading papers the same for both Academic and General Training? The reading skills required (prediction, finding specific information, identifying opinion etc.) are the same for both… Continue reading IELTS Reading Tips