1. Space

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    September 17, 2014 by samuelshep

    Tonight was, as they say, a game of two halves. The first half was in a classroom. 16 Level 1 …
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  2. I know nothing about ESOL: Reflections (and Preflections)

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    September 16, 2014 by samuelshep

    A little over five years I had a job interview. It was for a teacher training job, and it represented …
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  3. A Post About ESOL for Non-ESOL People

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    September 5, 2014 by samuelshep

    Just recently, I was reading an otherwise generally excellent blog post by a college leader about what happens in FE, …
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  4. First class of the year

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    September 3, 2014 by samuelshep

    What we did: Introductions, where I draw pictures and write words on the board and students have to ask questions …
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  5. ESOL, Enrolments and Power

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    September 3, 2014 by samuelshep

    “Hi, can I see your enrolment form, please?” Student hands over form. Teacher notices that the student is new to …
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  6. ILPs: Scratching an old itch

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    August 26, 2014 by samuelshep

    It’s planning time again and I have realised that over the last three Septembers or so I have pretty consistently …
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  7. The Beef with PSD

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    July 30, 2014 by samuelshep

    Last academic year’s bugbear, headache, millstone around the neck and all round albatross was teaching Personal and Social Development to …
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