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State of the World’s Mothers 2011 Statistics and Facts – Save the Children


State of the World's Mothers 2011 Statistics and Facts - Save the Children - thanks to Greg Fuller for posting this on facebook..... There's a lot of information here and obviously the most interesting thing for any class to do would... Continue Reading →

Oil Stories


The Guardian newspaper recently ran a series of short stories related to oil, as part of a project to commemorate the one year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon disaster - (see BBC story for background). Called "Oil Stories", the Guardian... Continue Reading →

Brave New World among top 10 books Americans most want banned


Brave New World among top 10 books Americans most want banned | Books | guardian.co.uk. This is a slightly misleading and somewhat patronising view of American life, when you consider, as the article states, that this list is based on... Continue Reading →

Online Teaching Resource: Primary Pad


Thanks to Tommy Holt for spotting this and mentioning it on facebook! Primary pad is an online synchronous editing tool - learners can access and edit the same document at the same time. This is the first tool I've come... Continue Reading →

A lesson on Learning Goals – Ken Robinson TED Talk


I first watched Ken Robinson's TED talk - "Do Schools Kill Creativity?" some months ago - a thought provoking examination of the aims of the educational establishment.  It has influenced my thinking about the aims of teaching quite heavily, though... Continue Reading →

A Lesson on Linkers


This is a lesson that aims to increase the range of linking devices / expressions learners have available to them, and in particular focuses on five relatively simple devices:  In order to  /  so that  /  as  /  in case... Continue Reading →

Online Teaching Tool: Kubbu


This website has the potential to be an invaluable online teaching tool and is worth checking out! I only came across this the other day, but they've been around for a while and further research reveals that Larry Ferlazzo mentions this... Continue Reading →

Giving Feedback – 20 ways to do it!


Giving feedback on classroom tasks is a tricky thing to come up with ideas for.  Broadly, I think methods can be broken down into Collaborative / Competitive / Partial / Full.  The four methods can interact, so you can have... Continue Reading →

Twenty-Six different ways to do Gapfills / Cloze tasks


UPDATED - from fifteen to twenty six!  Many thanks to all those who contributed their ideas! Does what it says on the tin!  As part of a recent seminar -  I have collected, invented, developed and stolen these fifteen alternatives... Continue Reading →

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