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Musings on all things education by an ex-pat teaching in Dubai, passionate about professional learning, teaching English, evidence informed practice and collaboration :)

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Teaching English

DESC English Lecture Series

To prepare our students for their GCSE mock exams each teacher took on responsibility for a particular area and put together a lecture that was delivered to students in our auditorium.

Recordings of the lectures for the AQA GCSE English Language Exam to aid with revision: Continue reading “DESC English Lecture Series”

#SPARKenglish

On Saturday 28th January 2017 English teachers from across Dubai got together at #SPARKenglish to collaborate, explore and share best practice!

A HUGE thank you to Sunmarke school in Dubai for hosting the event and to the staff at DESC and Sunmarke for presenting!

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#TeamSynergy

Collaborative or collective planning absolutely makes sense in large departments delivering a universal curriculum. With the new GCSE English Language in full force this year, the English Department’s planning at DESC has shown that teaching life can be so much easier and lots of fun when you plan together and for each other. A most recent example had a certain synchronicity reflecting the variety of expertise within our department and ability to implement technology effectively in the classroom.

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DESC ENGLISH ESSENTIALS

CONTENTS DESC ENGLISH ESSENTIALS 1

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The rules are there ain’t no rules! Trying to be a “better” English teacher…

“The rules are there ain’t no rules” Grease 1978

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@DESCENGLISH Tuesday Tweak of the week!

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