Blogs - CPD
15 April 2016
When teaching 2nd language Mandarin across primary and secondary school level, I have found that scaffolding strategies provide a supportive learning environment where students are free to ask questions, provide feedback and support their peers. Students share the responsibility of teaching and...
18 March 2016
Many of my secondary school students feel that essay writing is very challenging. For this kind of situation, students may be organised to do work in pairs or small groups in the classroom. The advantage of small group work is that it promotes maximum participation from all students. In a small group situation...
11 March 2016
As part of the whole school CPD programme, secondary teachers have been exploring the demands of English language skills on the pupils within the IGCSE curricula. We have been discussing several key areas which can provide barriers to success for students such as; misunderstanding questions...
04 March 2016
I have been focusing on how to improve vocabulary and grammar use with second language students. I have encountered issues which come down to memory retention of vocabulary..
26 February 2016
“Do not worry about your difficulties in mathematics; I assure you that mine are greater.”
This week in CPD blogs, I would like to write about my...