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Learning from my mistakes: an English teacher's blog

A 'warts and all' view of my teaching career. Hopefully, some of my thoughts will inspire you. Or, they will prevent you from making some of the mistakes I have made in the past.

  • By Xris
  • Based in United Kingdom
  • Roughly two posts per month
  • First post on

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Posts per month
Month starting Posts
Mar 2022 1
Apr 2022 2
May 2022 2
Jun 2022 1
Jul 2022 1
Aug 2022 0
Sep 2022 3
Oct 2022 2
Nov 2022 1
Dec 2022 1
Jan 2023 1
Feb 2023 3
Mar 2023 2
Apr 2023 1
May 2023 2
Jun 2023 2
Jul 2023 2
Aug 2023 0
Sep 2023 2
Oct 2023 2
Nov 2023 1
Dec 2023 0

Any gaps could be due to errors when fetching the blog’s feed.

Most recent posts

Cold calling in English
Cold calling has, for me, had a funny place in my lessons. I agree it has its benefits, but all too often things are thrust towards the English department's direction. We are left with trying …
On , by Xris32, 674 words
It’s all ‘bout that quote, ‘bout that quote, no ideas!
Quotation learning is a poor proxy for literature revision. There, I’ve said it. The problem I have with it is that a quotation can only get you so far with exploration of a text. In …
On , by Xris32, 843 words
Which one crossed the road first? The poet? Or the idea?
Poetry analysis can be both one of the easiest things to do and one of the hardest things to do. What is the poet saying about X? It sounds like an easy question, but it …
On , by Xris32, 1,253 words