WORKING in a public school in Korea means that once a year, in the run up to your contract renewal, you will face your open class. I've done 4 now, 3 of my own and 1 with my Co-Teacher at the time. I quite enjoy open classes, and in this post I'm going to share… Continue reading ESL | The Open Class
SPELLING tests are so useful for students and teachers. The students are challenged and the teachers can assess how well a class is taking in information. Of course, I'm sure you already know this! I use spelling tests a little differently. My aim, in every spelling test, is to ensure that no student ever gets… Continue reading Extra Class Material | The Spelling Test
I promised a second PPT games post way back when I wrote the last one. It took me longer than planned, but finally they are here ! Telepathy Game THE first is this Telepathy Game template. Spring is arriving here and by the time this post goes up, the cherry blossoms should all be in… Continue reading Blossoms and Jigsaws
AFTER years of simply writing everything onto the board in chalk, and not having labels to take from class to class, I'm seriously upping my game this school year. It was in class with one of my Co-Teachers, after greatly admiring her sub-heading labels, that I decided to make my own set. Not sure… Continue reading Look + Listen
PREVIOUSLY, I posted a number of PPT games that I like to use in classes, but now I'm turning to the more traditional board game, and a classic at that. I remember playing hours and hours of snakes and ladders as a child - I have no idea if the board is still at home,… Continue reading Stay Away From The Snakes!
SOMETIMES I miss the old instagram, the blunt lines, the blue, the old camera icon and, of course, the chronological feed! Before instagram changed, I made a set of picture prompts - instagram being the popular social network site that it is, I figured that most students would be familiar with it! NOW I work… Continue reading Talking Pictures
STILL the demise of my USB haunts me. In the blink of an eye my original blackboard labels were gone and my original drawings are hidden away - I tidied, a foolish thing to do, I know! SO I had to go back to the drawing board, quite literally. Let me introduce you to the… Continue reading Toast and the Gang (and a baseball…)
I am beyond thankful that Google Drive exists. Thanks to this marvellous piece of technology, and the need to send some large files and power points to friends, I didn't lose all my resources in USB gate, January 2017. As I was rummaging through everything to see what I could salvage, I was relieved when… Continue reading I Know What Camps You Did Last Summer!
I'M sure it is a surprise to no one that when it come to teaching a language, textbooks can sometimes leave you lacking. Be that grammar, content or motivation, it makes our job an awful lot harder. This year, after talking to my Co-Teacher, I have a year long project that I'm going to attempt… Continue reading EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT!
LAST week, tragedy struck. I go to back up my usb, it's about time, it's been a while. Imagine the horror when I can't locate it on the computer. It's plugged in, but it's not being recognised. Long story short, that's a substantial amount of work lost! But I rallied, and turned it into a… Continue reading Balls, Bombs and Unicorns.