What kids like: the secret to a good class

Having an understanding of what children like, and integrating that into your lesson design, I think, is one of the secrets to having great lessons. I remember when I first started teaching that I was scared stiff that the children wouldn’t like me, or that I...

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...