Word Search: It’s not a dirty word

  There seems to me to be some stigma around the humble word search. I think it comes from the challenges and stresses facing the beginning teacher. In the quest to cut down lesson planning and preparation time and reduce their stress levels, they grab for a tool...

Going all out with glitter!

  Let’s see the New Year out with some glitter! I’m currently in the process of making some mini flash cards alphabet letters out of glitter. I’m also going to use them on my virtual IWB for a variety of projects. And you can use them in your...

Using portable projectors in the classroom

  A few years ago, I bought a small portable projector for use in my public school kindergarten classrooms. I’d been eyeing portable projectors off for quite some time, however, priced at around $500, they’d always been out of my budget. When I found...

My classroom technology set-up

  In the next few weeks, I’m going to write about how I use technology in my classroom. I will begin with inexpensive ways to replicate the kinds of technologies major language schools use, for example, Interactive White Boards (IWBs). From there, I will...

How to plan a great lesson

  I’ve just started studying another of the free online courses on teaching English at Futurelearn run by the British Council. This one is called Teaching English: How to Plan a Great Lesson, and I’m finding it really useful. As always, in courses...