Monthly Archives: January 2014

Who’s Afraid of Embedding English….. Or should that be whose afraid…?!

I predict that this is going to be the kind of thing FE teachers will be discussing in workrooms throughout 2014 and managers will be fretting over in meetings. All over the sector, handbooks, teachers’ toolkits and guidance sheets are … Continue reading

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Great blogs on embedding maths and English

Blogs by Catherine Langstreth, a teacher from Bolton College, with lots of ideas for positive embedding of English and maths. I think these are well worth a read, both for the  creative, practical ideas she has, but also for the … Continue reading

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Great blogs on lesson observations

Quick surf this morning looking for good reads on lesson observations and found these two really interesting blogs. Hope they provoke discussion and further reading… http://www.learningspy.co.uk/training/can-make-lesson-observations-worthwhile/ http://pragmaticreform.wordpress.com/2013/08/17/whos-afraid-of-lesson-observations/

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Embedding English: Approaches to Correcting Students’ Written Work

Here is a list of methods you can try for correcting students’ written work in different ways. When selecting which method to use, you should consider: Your aim in correcting (building skills or final assessment?) The level of the group … Continue reading

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Embedding English: 13 Strategies for Teaching Key Words

 Pre teach four or five key words before tackling reading or writing tasks or starting the lesson. Choose words that are important in the context of the task/text and focus on vocational jargon that students may not come across in … Continue reading

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