ESL | The Open Class

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

Extra Class Material | The Spelling Test

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

Wonderland Camp | 1

EDIT: As of Friday May 12th, this post has been updated to included additional photo booth props. Read the post for more.  I promised more camp materials before the summer vacation arrived and I'm horribly behind with posts, so here is part 1 of my Alice in Wonderland Camp preparation. I'm hoping that this will… Continue reading Wonderland Camp | 1

ESL | Why Korea?

I'VE thrown teaching materials at you for some weeks now, and thought it was time to take a pause and talk about how and why I came to be in Korea in the first place. Perhaps you're looking into Korea yourself, or perhaps you are simply interested in other peoples stories. Whatever the reason, I… Continue reading ESL | Why Korea?

Blossoms and Jigsaws

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

Look + Listen

  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

Stay Away From The Snakes!

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!

Toast and the Gang | 2.0

TOAST has made some friends in the last few weeks! WITH his new friends have come more labels, this time for around the classroom, although you could use them for the board too! THESE were made to  be used in a Korean English classroom, hence the one sign in Korean - I figured one for… Continue reading Toast and the Gang | 2.0

Talking Pictures

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

Toast and the Gang (and a baseball…)

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…)