Tag Archives: inspiration

Inspired in IKEA 2.0

I love visits to IKEA as, along with the scented candles and plastic bags, I invariably come away with all sorts of unexpected items. In 2008 I posted Inspired in IKEA and quickly followed it up with Inspired in IKEA part 2. I continued being inspired in on A visit to IKEA in 2010 and with Breakfast from […]

Communication4all

My FB wall reminded me this morning (edit – was yesterday now!) to wish Happy birthday to Bev Evans and I sighed. She passed away a few weeks ago so it’s another sad day for her family and friends. Her husband Paul tweeted @bevevans22 birthday girl tomorrow, why not celebrate and plan a lesson using […]

Reflections on #ililc4

After a week in which my exhaustion was overcome by the enthusiasm of my learners, I’m finally getting around to posting about #ililc4, the cause of said exhaustion. I love #ililc. Every year, I look forward to it, and it’s especially special as I’ve flown back from Switzerland the last two years to speak there. […]

Breakout! #ililc3

Just like @msmfl, I’m so excited and just can’t hide it, so I’m going to BREAKOUT!  As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I’ll be in the UK in February to attend ILILC3 or to give its full name, the ICT Link into Language conference taking place at the University of Southampton on 9th and 10th […]

Modern Foreign Languages – Now you’re talking (TES 4/11/11)

Following on from a mentions here and here and a short review, I had my first article published in The TES today! So exciting! Here’s the link to the article as it appeared. The original text is below – doesn’t look like it was edited much, a fact about which I am very chuffed! I […]

Alan Peat – Raising writing standards and motivating reluctant writers.

Great way to start the school year – an inspiring INSET day with not a dress code, health and safety lecture or mission statement in sight. Alan Peat, addressing the subject Raising writing standards and motitvating reluctant writers was EXCELLENT! He engaged the room all day long; noone was muttering, noone was fidgetting and at […]

What I learned today! pt1

I’ve already blogged three times today about the INSET today with Ian Gilbert– twice during the INSET day and once when I returned home. However, I haven’t even scratched the surface! So, here is a summary of the key points I noted from session one. “Nothing is as dangerous as an idea when it’s the […]