Lesson: GIRL MEETS BOY (C1 level)

This lesson is suitable for older teens and adults. The main focus is on giving opinions on what someone should do. You’ll also be listening for meaning, guessing what happened next in a story and using some dating vocabulary. Talk with your teacher or with a partner about your answers. This is really important if you want to practise your speaking. Start the lesson here, … Continue reading Lesson: GIRL MEETS BOY (C1 level)

Lesson: SWITCHED ON (A2 level)

A2 level. Main focus: You’re going to practise some computer related vocabulary and learn some collocations. Start here, and click on the links if you want more information about anything in the lesson. Talk with your teacher or with a partner about your answers. This is really important if you want to practise your speaking.   1.  What do we call the things in the … Continue reading Lesson: SWITCHED ON (A2 level)

Lesson: CITY LIFE IN WHITTIER (B2 level)

The main focus of this lesson is on listening for meaning, discussing and presenting ideas. Start the lesson here, and click on the links at the bottom if you want to look at anything in more detail! Talk with your teacher or with a partner about your answers. This is really important if you want to practise your speaking. If you want to, you can … Continue reading Lesson: CITY LIFE IN WHITTIER (B2 level)

The Lies of the Lesson Observation Process

1. “This is to help you become a better teacher” While I don’t deny that a well-handled observation can help a teacher to improve, is this really the primary purpose of most observations? In my experience of being observed, most of the time the process ended with a grade or report which was briefly shown to me and then went up into the higher echelons … Continue reading The Lies of the Lesson Observation Process