Saturday Scribblings of Martin Sketchley - Issue #10

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Hello all and welcome to our tenth issue of Saturday Scribblings. For the past week, I decided to spend time to myself and recover from a cold that I caught. This meant that last week there was no issue of Saturday Scribblings - many thanks for your patience but I am feeling much better now.
One thing that I started in the beginning of November was walking every day for two hours, and I will continue this until the end of December. The reason: to lose weight, become healthy and to remove the ‘lockdown’ belly that had developed since I started working from home almost two years ago.
So far, I am starting to lose weight and I am now able to put my socks on without any issue. I am so pleased to continue my daily power walks as I am now averaging around 6 to 7 miles per day. I might continue in the New Year, I think, and may start to jog.
In this issue, we will look at some videos, blog posts, books as well as the recent news, which are all related to English language teaching in one way or another.

I feel healthier, more active and my 'lockdown' belly has started to reduce in size.
I feel healthier, more active and my 'lockdown' belly has started to reduce in size.
Videos Worth Watching
The first video that I am sharing is where Christian from Canguro English where he shares some surprising truths about language learning. It is an interesting and stimulating talk which he gave a few years ago.
Surprising truths about language learning | English teaching masterclass
Surprising truths about language learning | English teaching masterclass
The second video is more related about time management and how best to implement this, especially as we are all now working in a new environment post-pandemic. I hope that you enjoy this TED talk.
How to manage your time more effectively (according to machines) - Brian Christian
How to manage your time more effectively (according to machines) - Brian Christian
Books Worth Reading
This week, I decided to focus on the teaching of IELTS and some useful books which I have used in the past. I hope you enjoy this selection.
How to Teach Speaking
How to Teach Grammar
Blog Posts Worth Reading
The first blog post that I am sharing is about getting students ‘excited’ about reading, while the second post is a lesson plan related to animal idioms - something which you could incorporate into your C1/C2 lessons.
How Can I Get My Students Excited About Reading? | OUP
C1/C2: Animal Idioms – Tim's Free English Lesson Plans
Online CELTA Course Opportunity
Online CELTA Course - Education & Training International
Recent News
I want to give up Tefl teaching – should I refuse a post offered in South Korea? | Work & careers | The Guardian
Thank you for reading this issue of Saturday’s Scribblings and feel free to share some links, blog posts or books which could be included in next week’s issue.
Take care all and happy teaching!
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