Technologically and linguistically adventurous EFL teacher, trainer, writer and manager

Videos

These links take you to a selection of blogposts containing videos of me in action.

In the classroom

January 2013 – excerpts from a lesson I recorded as part of my Delta. This was the first lesson I ever recorded, hence the poor angle of the camera.

March 2013 – excerpts from another lesson recorded for Delta.

At conferences

May 2013 – International House Teachers Online Conference 60 (IHTOC60): Ten blogs in ten minutes
An introduction to ten of my favourite blogs, given in a 10-minute slot.

April 2014 – IATEFL Harrogate 2014: 19 Things I’ve Learnt as an EFL Teacher
My first ever Pecha Kucha, a 6 minute 40 second presentation. The link explains more about what exactly Pecha Kucha is and takes you to the video.

Sandy Millin presenting her pecha kucha at IATEFL Harrogate 2014

Presenting my Pecha Kucha at IATEFL Harrogate 2014

April 2016 – IATEFL Birmingham 2016: Taking back time: How to do everything you want to
A video of my 30-minute presentation. Although the image quality is not great as it was shot on my camera, the audio is fine and I think you get an idea of my presentation style.

May 2016 – Innovate ELT, Barcelona: Five things I’ve learnt from five years of blogging
Though the picture quality isn’t great as it was recorded via Periscope, you can hear the sound fine. There’s also a YouTube interview in the same post where I discuss blogging for teachers with Milada Krajewska.

April 2017 – IATEFL Glasgow 2017: I was part of the first ever IATEFL Pecha Kucha debate, on the proposal team for the motion This house believes teachers should be paid more than bankers.

Interviews

April 2013 – Teaching English British Council
“Sandy talks about the tips & ideas for continuing professional development that we can get from the IATEFL conference; how we can help students to build and retain vocabulary and what we can do to make our students love English.”

April 2014 – Teaching English British Council/IATEFL Harrogate 2014
Paul and Ann ask Sandy and Adam about the ingredients for a successful blog and the inspirations behind their blogs.”

January 2015IH Director of Studies conference
Tips for helping new teachers settle in at your school.

April 2016 – Teaching English British Council/IATEFL Birmingham 2016
About halfway down this post you can find Paul Braddock interviewing Chia Suan Chong and I about time management and why native speakers need to improve their communicative competence. You can also watch Chia’s young daughter Natalie, who joined us!

April 2017 – IATEFL Glasgow 2017
Discussing the new IATEFL blog, which I am one of the curators of.

Other

During IATEFL Manchester 2015, I recorded a short video about writing correction for Teaching English British Council to go on their facebook page.

Comments on: "Videos" (7)

  1. Nga Hansen said:

    Hi Sandy,
    First of all, I would like to say that I really like your posts which are not only helpful but also very interesting. 🙂
    I just want to ask a few questions about the lesson concerning infinitive and gerdund grammar points. As I can see from the video clip, you applied PPP. I think the level of the students here were at least intermediate, that means they must have learnt this grammatical point before, also as you said one of your weak points in teaching is the high amount of teacher talking time. So do you think it would be better if you had used T-T-T instead? I have quite a few activities about this where students respond quite positively and it makes my lesson more student- centered. If you are interested, I could send you. 🙂
    Once again, thank you very much for all your good advice. It will definitely help me a lot as I’m doing the Delta at IH London next month.

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  2. Hi Nga,
    Thanks a lot for the comment and the compliment 🙂
    The video was recorded with an upper intermediate class, and as you said it was PPP. I reflected on this in the accompanying post https://sandymillin.wordpress.com/2013/01/19/watching-myself-teach/, and you’re completely right that a TTT approach would have been more appropriate. It would be interesting to see your activities. Do you have a blog? If not, would you like to share them in a guest post on this blog?
    Good luck with your Delta, and with your preparation for it!
    Sandy

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  3. Hi Sandy,
    Sorry for the late reply. I have been quite busy with the intensive course.
    I have some good delta lesson plans especially in reading and listening, and was thinking it would be nice to share with you and other people. But I’m not sure how can I do it as I don’t have a blog. Any ideas?
    Thanks and have a nice day,

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    • I’ve just discovered that it’s better not to share Delta lesson plans as people can be tempted to plagiarise, so I’ve actually removed mine.
      You can still share the ideas though, in one of two ways. One is to dive in and start your own blog (it’s worth it!). Here are some reasons why: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/blogs/lizzie-p/how-does-blogging-help-you-be-a-better-teacher-lizzie-pinard The other is to do a guest post, where you write it up for another person’s blog, which I would be happy to host here. If you’re interested let me know.
      Sandy

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      • Amanda Nga Nguyen said:

        Hi there, Sandy
        Is that Ok to have your email address? Mine is nga6264@yahoo.co.uk. I would like to send you some lesson plans. One of them is using ‘traffic light’ to deal with verb+ing and verb+ to infi. It worked really well for me so I think you might be interested in using it and give me some feedback 🙂
        Nga

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