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My post-plan today

My post-plan today

At the dogmeholics anonymous meeting… My name is Mike Harrison, and I didn’t have a plan today… No, I had no plan. Aaaah, you were just winging it, weren’t you, Mike? Isn’t that what dogmeticians do – no plan, irresponsible and...

Circling the square

There’s one concept I really like about taking an unplugged approach in my teaching: doing away with linearity. For one thing, going in a straight line from one position to another just isn’t very interesting, even if the journey is punctuated by such...
On pets and sensing an opportunity

On pets and sensing an opportunity

I currently spend my Wednesday mornings and afternoons with my Entry 2 students. It’s quite interesting, as I┬áhaven’t usually spent a college day with the same group of learners (apart from a three week stint I did at another language school and some...

Unplugged tips: learner dictionaries

This is going to be a mini series of posts on some tips and tricks for people thinking of moving in an unplugged direction with their teaching. These will be things that you can use, both physical objects you might take into the classroom or activities to make the...

Drawing introductions

This post is intended to be part of the latest ESL/EFL/ELT Blog Carnival, which being hosted by Eva Buyuksimkesyan this time at her blog A Journey in TEFL. The theme this time is warmers and fillers for first classes, as many teachers will be starting a new academic...