There’s a Monster in the Kitchen!

Recently the organisation where I work replaced coursebooks with set lessons. Not only that, but students now choose the lesson they attend based on factors such as the lesson outcomes. Help! I’m no longer able to use the hour-long lessons I’ve spent years compiling. This is actually an opportunity. Many among us now realise that sustainability has to be embedded […]

What Place Does Literature Have in the ELT Classroom in an Ecological Emergency?

Extracts from our favourite novels, poems or plays can really bring a language class to live. Like songs, their carefully crafted language, depth and authenticity appeal to students and provide rich learning input. At the same time, we may shy away from using literature, worrying whether we are able to teach it or whether it meets students needs. Despite this […]

Global Issues in the Open Access TEYLT Worldwide Journal

I’m delighted to say that I have had an article published in the twice-yearly publication of the IATEFL YLTSIG. I enjoyed the challenge of writing an article of discovery relevance to teachers of secondary-level learners in how to bring environmental issues into their classes. There is a wealth of articles focusing on global issues and the publication is a great […]

Could Teachers be the Climate Game Changers? — Institute for Interdisciplinary Research into the Anthropocene

Schools must empower them to embrace their roles as teachers of climate change and climate justice. Rachel Forgasz · 6 min read Original article here Given the grossly inadequate climate policies of successive governments in this country, it should not come as a surprise to learn that there is no official mandate for Australian schools to teach the […] Could teachers […]

Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Digital text production has ushered in the ability to produce text collaboratively, both asynchronously and synchronously. The skills involved in working collaboratively to produce and refine text are becoming increasingly important in today’s modern workplace, so again this reinforces the importance of developing students writing skills within the digital realm. Peachey, Nik. 4 Reasons why teaching students to use technology […]

Why not World Wasp Day?

World Bee Day is May the 20th as anyone who has used the lesson on this will know. And why wouldn’t there be a day for these wonderful honey-producing, fruit tree-pollinating, civilization-supporting yet threatened insects?  But why isn’t there a world wasp day? Is it their fearsome appearance? Is it the way they bully you as you try to enjoy […]