Education philosophy

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Steps to Success: a motivational tool for students

I use Steps to Success to motivate and track student achievement in a variety of areas. If you can measure it, you can track it using Steps to Success! Here, I’ll use the example of teaching vocabulary about food to intermediate students who are able to write in English. For students at the pre-writing stage … Continue reading

10 ways to value student knowledge

Learning from students is one of my favorite things about teaching English language learners. They always have new ideas, perspectives, and information to share, and they are always much more willing to talk about topics they have chosen for themselves! Why spend hours planning an interesting topic when you can have the students pick one … Continue reading

How can I support my students and their families?

Recently, this poster has been popped up several times on my Pinterest feed. First, I want to make it clear that I think it gives good, sensible advice and I’m sure it was written with the very best of intentions by a caring teacher. If all parents followed the advice on the poster, our children … Continue reading

Early Years English reader survey

Do you have 5 minutes to help make Early Years English more relevant, interesting, and useful? Last year, I was really impressed with the number of people who visited the site, downloaded resources, and left reviews on Thanks to everyone who left feedback – you make it all worthwhile! This year, I’d really like … Continue reading

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