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How to flip, so it’s not a flop

Source: N Brown

Source: N Brown

This post provides some guidance on how to organise your lesson to flip successfully, as to flip cannot be done thoughtlessly.

Playing games in lessons

Source: N Brown

Source: N Brown

Games are often used as motivators in lessons, but games shall not become the main focus. We are teachers and learning needs to be central to lessons.

Challenging students

Source: N Brown

Source: N Brown

I believe in challenging students and having high expectations of everyone in the classroom. This is coupled with appropriate support and guidance. However, challenging pupils is not an easy task and must be planned for meticulously.

Teaching with artefacts

Source: N Brown

Source: N Brown

Artefacts can be used to get students interested in a lesson, but artefacts can do more than just represent an engaging hook. In this post I am discussing the use of artefacts in lessons based on questions that I have been asked in teacher training sessions.

Lesson planning: The hook, a good starter

Source: N Brown

Source: N Brown

It may look simple to deliver the hook but in reality planning for the hook should not be underestimated, after all you need something very catching to get your students' attention so they become interested in your lesson.

Benefits of bilingualism

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Source: @lingholic

Often as teachers we find it difficult to cater for all of our students' needs, but we should not forget that the needs may also be strengths. Here is a great visual that demonstrates the benefits of bilingualism, even if catering for English as Additional Language learners may sometimes feel an added burden.

Manage behaviour in lessons

Source: N Brown

Source: N Brown

One of the most daunting aspects for new teachers is to manage behaviour in lessons. The dynamics of the classroom and the teacher's personality are probably key to how much classroom management you will need to do and which strategies you can use. However, there are some basic rules that you should consider and that will help you manage behaviour in your lesson.