More on Assessment – David

Helping Young Learners Get the Most Out of Assessment – David Dodgson One of the biggest ‘changes’ I have witnessed in my current school during the ten years and more I have worked here concerns assessment. When I started here, pencil and paper testing was king, dictating students’ grades and condensing their learning efforts of … Continue reading More on Assessment – David

The Games Issue – Dave Dodgson

Press ‘Start’ to Play & Learn: Game-based learning in the language classroom  – David Dodgson Games have many benefits for learning, encouraging us to learn new skills, develop strategies, think critically, follow instructions, and reach targets to name but a few. The great thing is all of this can be achieved with the knowledge that … Continue reading The Games Issue – Dave Dodgson

The Unwinding Teacher Issue

For most of us this time of the year is a well-deserved holiday season. What do teachers do to clear their heads and unwind after a day, week, or whole semester of hard work? In this issue, Chris Mares, Aziz Soubai, and David Dodgson share with us their ways to restore energy. Rewinding & Unwinding … Continue reading The Unwinding Teacher Issue

The ‘Why’ of Testing

March is almost over. When it ends, so officially ends the school year here in Japan as well. Which means that tests have been marked, desks wiped down, and grades entered into each student’s report card. Again this year I am left with the nagging feeling that those grades, those indelible marks of ‘achievement’, fail … Continue reading The ‘Why’ of Testing