Author Archives: Richard Graham

🌟Bonus Module: The Six Genki Human Needs for Motivation (from Beverly Hills)

Many people think “motivation” is about geography ( “The people in my country/area/town just aren’t motivated compared with ……” ) or economics ( “My students are too poor/rich to be motivated compared with ….. “) As you’ve probably guessed, that’s not really the case. 🙂 It’s all about how you, as the teacher or school…

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Apollo 11, Making Mistakes & English Teaching

When I was at Uni, the Apollo Program was a blueprint for almost everything we did.  Whether it was an electronics project, rocket fuel calculations or astral navigation, Apollo had basically covered it all. And they SOPed everything! One of the key things is that the one that landed on the moon 50 years ago…

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🎲 Plus would you like some games?

Games have always been a big part of how I teach. And it actually started when I was in Uni.   I did a summer internship with Arthur Andersen,  one of the biggest accounting firms in the world at the time. 🍾 Besides winning a bottle of champagne for giving the best presentation, I also noticed…

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🎵 See the songs in action with Virginie’s amazing kids (and parents!)

Virginie has just sent in some amazing videos from her end of year performance! Check them out,   I’m sure you’ll find lots of ideas and maybe just a little inspiration! 🙂 The songs included are: The Disco Warm Up ( + tips on how to motivate parents!) Mr Octopus Little Red Riding Hood’s Morning Routines…

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❤️ What made you fall in love with teaching?

I just asked this question over on the Facebook page and it is amazing to see so many different answers! So ….  What made you fall in love with teaching?  

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What are your top questions about teaching English online?

After 20 years teaching on 3 continents and who knows how many countries, I’ve just finished a whole year teaching entirely online. No commutes.  No planes to catch.  No rushing to classrooms.   Just the ability to spend longer in each country (beaches in Thailand and summer in Tuscany) and a constant search for great wifi…

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