So here we are in 2017. I’m feeling rather smug as I finally admitted to myself that I HATE going out on New Year’s Eve so I stayed in and don’t have a hangover – hurrah!
There is, however, one tradition which I am reluctant to let go of which is the New Year Resolution. This isn’t a blog about my needs though (although the obligatory lose a stone is of course on my personal list). It is about how I can make this blog more useful for you hardworking English teaching folk out there. So here we go:
- Produce more resources which students can hopefully identify with. My first one is the emoji exit ticket which you can find here or in my free resources section. It isn’t ground breaking but I have used it and it does encourage a certain degree of honesty and feedback about the lesson.
- Create at least one SPaG starter video per week. My previous blog covered how important I feel activities like these are – a little and often approach to spelling, punctuation and grammar is the most successful way I have ever managed to teach the building blocks and increase my pass rate. With my clear and hangover-free mind I have created one about “your” and “you’re” today. It can be found here or in my SPaG Starter Videos section.
- I’m going to have a more structured approach to my blogging. Each week I will pick a theme (I’ll start off with poetry) and, as far as possible, I will make sure my resources, ideas, videos and reviews link to that topic. I’m hoping a more cohesive approach will make the blog more useful. If you have any thoughts on this please do let me know!
Thank you for reading. Wishing you health, happiness and awesome English teaching in 2017.