A lot is going on right now around the edges of our predominantly online teaching – we all know it! In the middle of giving… Read More »Online Teaching: Making Space for Social Connection
Artists in Schools Programme
Task-based learning: ways to create engaged online face-to-face learning How can we keep our fatigued online learners engaged in our lessons? How can we create… Read More »Task-Based Learning: An Introduction to Drawing as a Tool for the Online Language Classroom
ELT Activities I’ve written this free mini workshop for English language teachers in response to my experiences running artists in schools projects and working with… Read More »Free Mini Workshop: An Introduction to Drawing as a Tool for the Language Classroom
What is the Artists in Schools Project? Many years ago, I worked on a programme to encourage schools to invite artists into the classroom. They… Read More »Artists in Schools Project: Visual Arts and Language
Many teachers are daunted by the idea of dealing with the visual arts in the classroom, let alone an English language classroom. They often don’t consider themselves as “arty”. Looking at images created by artists can be confounding. In this article, I’ll offer ideas and activities that can be used when working with the visual arts that empower teacher and learner alike.