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40 ways to 'Flip' your classroom this holiday.

Just because we are approaching the end of the school year, doesn’t mean there has to be a break in your students’ learning. I’m sure we have all experienced that first day of term feeling, where it feels like brains are not running at full power, after the long holiday period. 456 more words


Building vocabulary for technical subjects and supporting ESL students using Quizlet.

The acquisition of language is essential to all subjects.  As a science teacher, I am especially conscious of the vast number of new technical terms my students are expected to understand and use with confidence; particularly when answering exam questions. 388 more words


End of term reflective activity.

As the term draws to a close, it can be great time for reflection. One of my favourite activities is to share a copy of the “who wants to be a millionaire” PowerPoint (download it for free here: … 230 more words


IATEFL Conference 2017 - A review #1

This is part one of a review of some of the sessions that I attended at IATEFL 2017 at the SEC and Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow. 3,894 more words

The Incline to the Holidays.

Last week was a bit of a write off. On Tuesday I had a migraine which put me out of kilter for the rest of the week and culminated in me having a long chat with my CL to get me back on track … the less said about it the better really but needless to say I started this week with a problem solving to do list and that is exactly what I’ve done. 422 more words

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Up and down but feeling more settled.

On Monday I delivered a starter with the Y10s. The starter went really well but the plenary was rubbish. After school I had a meeting that went on until 5.20 so I didn’t get home till gone 6. 336 more words

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Bonfire Night.

On Monday I observed some very interesting lessons and felt like I fitted back in to the school right away. I had a really good meeting with my CM and we started planning what was going to happen over the next two weeks and she gave me some really good pointers for my lesson the following day. 511 more words

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