Category Archives: lesson ideas

A day in the life

A while ago, I read A day in the life of a freelance teacher trainer, which got me thinking about what a typical day in my own working life looked like. I’ve been a freelance ELT writer since 2013. As … Continue reading

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Inspiration from an ESOL needs analysis lesson

Part 1 and Part 2 of this mini series  focused on two of the places I find teaching and writing inspiration. This part looks at how needs analysis lessons can also furnish teachers (and writers) with fresh ideas and new direction. I … Continue reading

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10 minute wonders (or what manspreading and bookshelfies have in common)

A surgeon once said to me: “I could never be a teacher.” Of course, I asked her why. She said “When I’ve finished an operation, I can go home. I don’t need to fart around in the patient’s innards for … Continue reading

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Text appeal: finding online inspiration

In my last post I looked at how teachers and resource writers can find lesson inspiration from real life experiences. What to do, however, when uneventful days and weeks pass? When nothing seems to happen, or at least nothing worthy of … Continue reading

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