It’s not stealing!

I’m interested in teachers’ use of the word ‘steal’ when talking about using the resources and ideas offered by other teachers. It’s a phrase I’ve heard numerous times in professional discussions, both face-to face and online, and not just between those involved in language education but all disciplines. ‘Oh, that’s a great resource, can I steal that?’ ‘I’ve got […]

A call to action (research)

When we think of research we might mistakenly believe that it is something left to the academics, or indeed the poor PhD students like yours truly.  But research in the classroom doesn’t need to begin with months of analysis of empirical studies, it needn’t be framed by complex conceptual frameworks, it needn’t require the knowledge of statistical analysis, it needn’t be a […]