We here in the Active English teaching community have been sharing information, resources and support to help teachers face the challenge of teaching in the hybrid and physically distanced classroom. People who have been following me here will also know that I have...
The ‘Teacher Tool Kit’ contains a selection of ideas and resources that are easily adaptable for multiple contexts. I asked the community what their top resources were, and here is what teachers had to say.
Flashcards are one of the most versatile and adaptable teaching resources out there. They work with all ages and levels of English learners and can be used in an endless number of ways. Here are 16 suggestions of games
Over the years a lot has changed in my teaching practice, including the way I use flashcards. I have a few things I stopped doing and I feel that my lessons have improved because of it. Here are 5 things I stopped doing with flashcards.
Every teacher needs a repertoire of games and activities that they know can be used at the drop of a hat to enliven a lesson. The 5 I have listed here are classics and ways to adapt them for 2021.
In this post I’d like us to take a moment to think about this idea of “belonging” and what that means in early childhood and also why it is so relevant to the context of language teaching in pre-primary and primary contexts.
Storytelling is one of my favourite things to do with young children and it is a regular part of our weekly routine. There is an art to reading aloud to an audience of youngsters and if you take your young learner teaching seriously, it’s a skill that you should...
At the very end of last year, I had the idea of asking my Year 2 students (who were about to move to Year 3) to write welcome letters to my next Year 2 students, telling them whatever they thought my new pupils should know about our English classes.
Your ‘Tool Kit’ is your Plan B and every good Young Learner teacher has one. If I had choose my top 5 most versatile and effective teaching materials, these would be the ones.
I’d like to inspire and motivate you to reconsider the role of pronunciation in your teaching. Keep reading because I’m going to be providing you with some practical examples of …