5 holiday gifts for the EFL/ESL teacher

With the holidays fast approaching I wanted to share some gift Ideas for the EFL ESL teacher in your life. (Remember that you can always

Players In The Classroom

A Multi-player online (MMO) game is very similar to a modern day classroom. They are both created environments with different ways to interact with material

The Importance Of Randomness

Teachers work very hard to remove randomness from classrooms, either through organization of time, activity or the direct assignment of groups to undertake the activity. A classroom is often only seen as effective when the random elements are minimized. But is that always the best option?

Random Thoughts On An Autumn Day

Learning is very similar to the wind if you are experiencing it you can feel its effect but if you are removed from it like, say, a teacher, it is an invisible force acting on the landscape that you can only glimpse through a window.

Gamifying Grammar Drills

Perhaps it’s the word ‘drill’ that fuels my dislike of grammar drills,  as it conjures up in my mind visits to the dentist. Often painful,

The Trap Of Certainty

Students like to know where they stand in relation to each other, and in relation to their grades. The ability to see where you currently

Fudge and my Discovery of Rubrics

I have never been particularly good at maths. This, sadly, has limited some of my enjoyment of roleplaying games. I was sick of “Roll Playing”

How Seating Arrangements Affect Learning

How do seating arrangements affect learning? What is the best seating arrangement? The seating arrangements of a classroom have an effect on where students focus