The biggest mistakes I made when teaching phonics

One of the first mistakes I made when I began teaching phonics, was teaching the wrong letter sounds. Because most of the videos on YouTube either use incorrect letter sounds or they mix up long and short sounds (thereby potentially confusing children), it was an easy...

Creative Book Builder – App Review

Creative Book Builder by Tiger Ng ($4.99) is an app for Mac, iPad, and Android that allows you to easily create professional looking eBooks. But they’re not just the typical e-Books that you might be familiar with. That is, a PDF or ePub document with image and...

A live English class

Here’s a live class video I found on YouTube. While it isn’t my teaching style, think there’s usually something we can learn from watching any other teacher’s...

Using ActivInspire or a Promethean Whiteboard

In one of the language schools I worked for, the classrooms had Promethean whiteboards installed, running the ActivInspire software. Despite the software being discontinued, its actually still quite popular, having been used in many traditional classrooms around the...