About Us

Author

I’m Luke. I’m currently between jobs, but most recently worked as an Academic Co-ordinator for a company based in England. We sent teachers out all around Europe to teach short courses in state and private schools, and my role was to equip them with all the information and resources they need. I haven’t been teaching for a while, but I have had a lot of fun over the years writing materials for teachers to use.

I joined the English teaching industry in 2008, with a two-year stint in Japanese elementary schools. In 2011 I got CELTA-qualified in Hamburg, followed by several years of being constantly on the move; during this time I worked in Poland, Austria, Germany, Bulgaria, the UK and China. Most of my work was with teenagers on short, intensive courses and during this time I got interested in the practice of lesson planning and creating content and activities for use in the classroom.

In 2015-16 I worked in a small and well-resourced school in Andorra, where I got the opportunity to use an online platform to create lessons based on current news, viral videos and the kinds of social memes that get students talking.

Since then, the ideas on this blog have been stewing in my mind. I hope you’ll find them useful.

Developer

I’m Ayah. I’ve been working in the educational games industry since 2011, including projects for companies such as Nickelodeon, Lexitoys and Odyssey Toys. I’ve always been interested in education and psychology and I’ve tutored kids in mathematics, electronics, Arabic and English. In my spare time I’ve also volunteered to help kids with learning difficulties and written and designed campaign materials to raise awareness of mental health.

I’m helping Luke to design and market this site and also giving him a kick up the backside when he gets lazy!

Important note on copyright

All of the written content here is freely available to teachers and students and you may download, copy, store or print it: if you do this, please add a note acknowledging it as our work.

You may refer to or build upon this material on your own website, but please add a link to our site as well as a note acknowledging it as our work.

Most of the photos and videos on this site are not ours and the rights belong to their respective owners.