Inclusive Approaches Blog

Inquiry-based learning and other approaches
End the year with a festive fun inquiry!

End the year with a festive fun inquiry!

Are you looking for something different to do with your primary students in the last few lessons before we break up for the holidays? You may have read my post earlier this week about inquiry-based learning and want to give it a try in a low-stakes environment. If so,...

What is inquiry-based learning?

What is inquiry-based learning?

I know you’ve probably been asking yourself this question. Hopefully, this post is going to help you understand what inquiry-based learning is and how it might be used in the primary ELT classroom.

Neurodiversity in the ELT classroom

Neurodiversity in the ELT classroom

I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: the ELT classroom is designed for neurotypical students.  Controversial? Perhaps. But a lot of what we do in the classroom seems to be geared towards more extroverted, social...

How my business has developed so far

How my business has developed so far

If you've known me for a while, you will probably know me as either a young learner teacher or a materials writer. I have been teaching English since 1999 (yes, that's how old I am!) and I continued teaching full-time until 2016. I was already writing materials for...

What about the teachers?

What about the teachers?

Like many ELT teachers, I used to go over to the UK in the summer and work at a summer school. I worked at the same residential school for 11 to 14-year-olds for several years, as a teacher and later Director of Studies. As a DoS, my responsibilities included setting...

Making your classroom right for everyone

Making your classroom right for everyone

This weekend I went to a music festival in the nearby city of Cadiz. This is the third time I've been to this particular festival and it's always a well-organised event with some great performances by bands from the Spanish indie scene.  As with all concerts,...