I thought that new – and veteran – readers might find it interesting if I began sharing my best posts from over the years. You can see the entire collection here.



In 2014, I began posting several times a year for Teaching English-British Council, probably the largest organization in the world promoting English-language teaching.

You can read all my British Council posts here.

Their are quite a few of them, and they’re all quite practical.

Here are direct links and titles to them:

Distance learning and English Language Learners

Four questions – and answers – about teaching English online

My new classroom techniques and activities for 2019

Eight Ways To Help English Language Learners Feel Motivated To Read & Write

Three Ways To End The School Year Strong

The Top Blogs and Resource Sites For Teachers Of English Language Learners.

Four games for vocabulary development

Fifteen ways to adapt your textbook so your students aren’t bored to death

Four ways to give ELL students feedback on their writing

Four ways to encourage speaking in the ELL classroom

Putting Teacher Action Research Into Action

Five Guidelines For Effective Classroom Management

Critical thinking

Strategies for self assessment

Online tools

Increasing Motivation Through Students Setting Goals

Metacognition, Learning Strategies And Student Autonomy

Why I became a teacher

Five strategies for ELL vocabulary instruction

Four strategies for grammar instruction

Instructional strategies for multi-level classes of English language learners

What Does Enhanced Discovery Learning Look Like In The ELL Classroom?


Ideas for strengthening English skills over the summer

The picture word inductive model

Six ways teachers can stay energized

Creating The Conditions For Self-Motivated Students

Four questions to ask before using an Ed Tech tool

Assessing English language learners

Using a “Three-Two-one” Speaking Activity