The narrative It was a terribly cold day in April 2019 and I was incredibly frustrated at my failed attempt to drive for the very first time in the UK. … Continue reading Metacognition and Learning: What can the Renaissance teach us about how to learn best?
How many of you have quite unpretentiously browsed through your favorite streaming service provider looking for something and found a series worth binge-watching? How many of you spent hours and … Continue reading Wax On, Wax Off: Karate Kid’s Lesson About Drilling
If you’ve been following me long enough, you’ve probably realized that I talk quite a lot about the Science of Learning (SoL). I believe teachers and students all over the … Continue reading Science of Learning Resources to help you with Lesson Planning
Adapted from Troika and ConnectEd Blog In recent years the area of education has tried to combine some elements of cognitive sciences, such as psychology and neuroscience, with classroom practice. … Continue reading Six Metacognitive Strategies and How to Use them with Popular Online Tools
Christopher and I met because of social media and a bit of luck. One of us liked a post or wrote left one another a comment and the next thing … Continue reading 50 Zero Preparation Games: A guide by Christopher Walker you need to get right away!
Take a few seconds to think about your daily routine at work. If you’re a teacher, you probably go to your school, get into the teachers’ room where you might … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why You Should Flip Your English Classroom
This is the second part of a three-post series on how the Science of Learning can be used to inform your practice as a teacher or a learner. If you’ve … Continue reading Part 2. Build knowledge
Striking a balance between extensive and minimal use of technology in the language learning classroom is paramount to learner progress and sense of achievement. Jaqui Murraw”s thirteen reasons for using … Continue reading High or Low-tech? A collaboration with Stephan Hughes on how to teach it and (or not) tech it
Hello, everyone! Hope you’re having a great Monday so far. As I know nobody really likes Monday and some of you might be using Richmond’s English ID 3, here’s the … Continue reading English ID 3, Unit 3: A Lesson Plan with Authentic Materials about traveling and cities
Much has been discussed about ways of tapping into the 21st-century skills in the classroom. Sure we want our students to think critically and creatively, to communicate and to collaborate … Continue reading 6 fun games that promote Autonomy, Choice, and Engagement – my ACE concept
Are you struggling to make your students use the language in the classroom? If the answer is yes, then I can tell you that we’ve all been there. Maybe not … Continue reading 5 activities to get your students to speak more in class
Hi there! I hope you’re having fun with your students in this second week of classes. I’m having fun but I have to admit they are a little uninspired and … Continue reading Food Vocabulary + THERE TO BE Lesson Plan for CEFR-A2