Never in my classroom- half closing the draw on my chalk set

My career path has been somewhat you could say meandering, or I chop and change. This best suits me as I need to reinvent and often take stock to get the most out of life. Chop off the deadwood you could say, or know when to give up the ghost cause something has been haunting […]

Create5 cooking – home made bread, und Bäckerei

Back in the day my Mum made her own bread, and a nose memory that lingers to this day is the kitchen and corridor filling with the smell of fresh loaves, wafting through the family home.  Bread making is someat that we have lost in that fight for time, & money. Losing what is a […]

Never in my classroom – organized chaos, and techie assistance

Disclaimer : most experienced trainers probably use all these resources anyway, but read on if you think there may be one gem in this blog. From the outside not all my students realize how unorganized I am in general. This does come from not wanting to have a set plan w hen I walk into […]

Never in my classroom – inebriation & Create 5

      picture courtesy of the OXID guy; one of my first IT students. Started the ball rolling for this IT English specialist. Germans and IT Geeks have no sense of humour, so they say. One of the reasons I like my job is the surprises. Luv students who are open to new teaching […]

Never in my classroom – assisting immersion activities.

One of the biggest mistakes is to believe lingo acquisition is just about regular lesson attendance (these can give you input, insight or structure) and not properly immersing oneself in the culture and the language. It is very difficult unless you are a natural lingo learner or have really absorbed yourself in lingo learning to know what […]

English Summer School – spelling & more…

theLingoGuy classroom rule book Rule # 1 Go in with a plan Over the last two years I have took the time to come down from a course before fully reflecting on it. No knee jerk reactions and especially as I use a lot of energy in lessons, no decisions in the heat of emotion, elation or […]

Never in my classroom – “the Muttiheft approach”

PART 3 theLingoGuy classroom rule book Rule # 1 Go in with a plan If you have been following the blog, and think that this is my normal approach, then think again. The anti-thesis is the book approach. Something I do on occasion, due to extraneous circumstances. But I do have to, to steal a […]