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Motivating students – teacher talk video


So this is the first in a series of videos being put together by the Teaching English (British Council | BBC) website where some of the blogging team on the site talk about a particular topic or issue. Myself,  Adam Simpson,... Continue Reading →

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The First day of Geekmas: A short talk on using Poetry…


On the first day of Geekmas, some blogger gave to me:  a short talk on using poetry..... It's the last / first day of the teflgeek Christmas countdown and it's been a fun, somewhat introspective, quite stressful on occasion but... Continue Reading →

The Twelve Days of Geekmas: Eight talks worth watching


On the eighth day of Geekmas, some blogger gave to me:  eight talks worth watching Welcome to the teflgeek Christmas celebration!  Themed around the classic Christmas carol – but going backwards, mostly because it’s more like a countdown that way: 12 blogs... Continue Reading →

Teaching Resources: Steve Jobs


It's not until someone goes that you realise the impact they had on your life - Steve Jobs was one of those public figures who inspired belief and achievement in others. One of my classes was asking if we could... Continue Reading →

Online Teaching Resource: Idioms Videos


I just came across, during a further exploration of the Pearson ELT Community site, their idioms discussions space. There doesn't seem to be much in the way of discussion, but they have posted a set of mini-videos which purport to... Continue Reading →

A film or DVD based lesson (any film)!


It's the end of the school year at the moment and most of my classes have been badgering for "Movie, teacher! Movie!" for some time.  Resistance would seem to be futile.... Basically, what they want to do is sit down... Continue Reading →

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