Category Archives: Teaching

The ‘Sydney Super Special’ City & Beaches Tour w/ a ‘Sydney’ English Lesson

A fun, informal (and optional) English lesson to learn about Sydney! I promise no test at the end

The definitive definition

The ‘Sydney Special’ City and Beaches Tour

A comprehensive and active full day tour (6-8 hours) of Sydney and its surrounds, including its world famous beaches.

Locations include: Sydney Harbour, North Sydney, Old Sydney (The Rocks), The Domain, Kings Cross, Moore Park and Stadiums, Centennial Park, Bondi Beach, Coogee Beach, Maroubra Beach.

Optional extras (private tours): Coast Walk, Fish Market (Lunch)

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There is Magic in Movement!

Most of history’s most famous and prolific artists, thinkers, and creators made a point to walk every day. Here’s why.

Why These Nine Famous Thinkers Walked So Much

 

See Sydney and Learn English at the same time, it’s that simple!

Not a polished Hollywood production but it conveys the basic premise of Sydney Alive Study Tours (Formerly Reinvent English) . 

See Sydney and Learn English at the same time, it’s that simple!

Further information available on the study tours page

A classroom for the 21st century

An interesting guardian article that reflects the philosophy of Reinvent English, in particular the first two points in the summary below

In summary

• Learning shouldn’t be confined to the classroom – it can take place anywhere.

• A change of physical environment can help to encourage creativity and innovation.

• Schools’ fear of Ofsted can inhibit experimentation.

• Strong leadership is required to help schools to innovate.

• Leaders should not be scared to take educated risks

Flipping the ESL classroom

I’ve been experimenting more and more with flipping the classroom and it is getting results.

As this Edudemic article states, “Flipped learning has been around for a while. It’s a rethinking of the standard classroom model that puts students in the driver’s seat. With the influx of technology into education, the flipped classroom model has really taken off. In fact, it’s one of the hottest education trends we’ve been monitoring on Edudemic for the past 4 years. We published a useful guide to flipped classrooms many moons ago but were excited to see an updated visual guide to flipped classrooms from the fine folks at We Are Teachers. It details the basics of flipping, apps that you should use in a flipped classroom, and more.”