Monthly Archives: May 2015

Embedding English: Using your glossary more effectively to develop vocabulary skills

Many teachers I meet are using glossaries as a repository for key vocabulary on their courses. It can be helpful to make explicit links between the language in the glossary and your delivery during the course and here are some … Continue reading

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Preparing for Mocksted/Ofsted: Tips for Positive Self-Management

The amount of stress and pressure that inspections can cause is evident in all the colleges where I work as a consultant, trainer and coach and this is both saddening and infuriating.¬†Ofsted are an unavoidable fact of life for us … Continue reading

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Maximising learner achievement this term: What can teachers, coaches and managers do right now?

Many teachers I meet in my consultancy and training role are in the final stages of their courses for this year. Despite summer term fatigue, there is an urgency, focus and push towards the finish line, which I know from … Continue reading

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