Welcome to The Awesome Sauce English Teacher Blog
Teaching is hard…
Especially during Covid. With classes going online and social distancing in the classroom, we’re forced to rethink how we teach.
This site is a collection of useful tips and links to brighten up a class despite the dark COVID cloud hanging over us all.
Teaching is about having fun with your students whether they’re adults or kids. I’ll be sharing some ideas and videos to add fun to your regular classes.
Don’t forget that learning doesn’t have to be a chore.
From basic fruits and vegetables to creating detailed recipes, learning about food is one of the main topics in all levels. One thing I often do when starting food is get the students (not kids under about 6 or 7) to write the food they know in simple columns. Depending on their level, this could … Continue reading Do You Wanna Make a Pizza?
I feel the need to point out that I don’t mean for you to actually give anyone or anything the finger in class, in front of your students. But maybe that’s my lack of faith in people right now. With more COVID restrictions making classes harder, we need to use the restrictions to our advantage. … Continue reading Give COVID the Finger!
Thanks to GoNoodle’s Blazer Fresh for their fun videos and inspiration for today’s title. Using phonics is a great way to teach the kids grammar, spelling and pronunciation. We have great worksheets for kids aged 3 and upwards along with songs for each letter and some phonemes. But the songs we use in relation to … Continue reading Why Is the English Language so Insane?
Storing up YouTube playlists is a MUST for teachers, especially right now. Whenever you find a great video for your students, subscribe to that channel and keep checking the suggestions for similar videos. They give young learners a break from looking at the board or their book. They’re also a great way to get them … Continue reading My Awesome Sauce YouTube Testers!
Because of COVID protocols, many schools and academies aren’t allowed the heating on. Those of you who teach teens or adults might not be very active in class. Sure, you walk around checking your students’ work while they complete a written exercise, but that doesn’t help keep you warm. My Friday is very low on … Continue reading Baby, It’s Cold Inside!
A new year and a new term is as good a time as any to get organised and clear up those stray pages and unused photocopies. Keeping your desk free of clutter doesn’t have to take constant organisation. How much do you really need on your desk anyway? A paper tray and pen holder are … Continue reading Let’s Get Organised!