General Teaching

Teaching with the Four Skills: An In-depth Review

  Of the two webinar sessions I completed, I really enjoyed this. I love everything to do with 21st Century teaching, but teaching around the four skills is equally important. Using the CEFR (and the 7 distinct skills in the CEFR) I explore four skills classrooms that any teacher could design. This session includes four […]

Mars Generation One: Argubot Academy EDU

This is a fascinating game that has been released by GlassLab. The premise is to have an interactive online game that is based on the ability to critically reason, present positions in a debate, and work and collaborate with others to maintain a base on Mars. While this is designed for upper middle school students […]

Likes and Dislikes English Battleship

This is an activity designed for intermediate or upper-intermediate EFL/ESL students. This activity is constructed around a battleship style information gap. The game is played between two students. Each student chooses up to ten spaces on the board. Students use a Do you like/ Do you dislike.. question pattern to try to discover which ten […]

Speaking Rubric for Performance Assessment

Here are tools for teachers that can easily be adapted for classroom use. When possible I’ve included the .pdf for you to preview and a document file that you can download and personalize for  classroom needs. This is a rubric designed to provide guidance on test based speaking assessments. In this rubric the student, pair […]

Particpation Rubric for Hetrogenous Classrooms

Here are tools for teachers that can easily be adapted for classroom use. When possible I’ve included the .pdf for you to preview and a document file that you can download and personalize for  classroom needs. This is a rubric designed to provide details on what a grading scale or score means based on certain […]