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A good analogy? We loves it! Don’t we??

How many different analogies for teaching can you think of? A teacher is… an artist a manager a performer a politician a boxer??   And there are probably many more that I can’t think of right now. Teachers seem to love a good analogy, and really...

Marathon man and a serious point about lesson length

Today has quite possibly been the most draining day at work I have ever had. To give you a bit of background flavour, I work in a college of further education in the UK. Think stepping stone to-, not quite university level. ESOL and basic skills qualifications sit...

Teacher beliefs

DELTA commenced two days ago, and as far as beginnings of courses go, I thought it was pretty good. Everyone was introduced through various mingling and teaching-analysis type activities. It was a relief to see faces that seemed to echo my own thoughts and feelings...

Can I come into your classroom? Do you want to come into mine?

In just 6 days I am going to start the DELTA course at UCL. I’ll be studying part time, alongside my current roles teaching English at my college, examining for IELTS, writing and working on the ESOL Nexus project for the British Council. Up until the end of...