1. Three free Modern English Teacher articles here https://www.modernenglishteacher.com/ Scroll down the page a little: Dave Dodgson on Teacher Professional Development – keeping your own motivation going, Fiona Dunlop on Raising your profile and Jeffrey Dawala Wilang on A positive approach to (online) English language teaching.
2. I still haven’t quite worked out which bits of onestopenglish are free and which are not, but this section seems open free to all of us, if you’re registered: https://www.onestopenglish.com/teenagers/general-english/topics-and-themes
There’s a ‘digital skills’ lesson plan on avatars for teens here https://www.onestopenglish.com/topics-and-themes/digital-skills-for-teens-elementary-avatars/1000160.article which prompts the question don’t teens know more about avatars than we do? Maybe they don’t know it in English! PDFs of worksheet and lesson plan below.
3. This one’s a worryingly long link https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ioe/news-and-events/ioe-events?collection=drupal-ioe-events&meta_UclEventType=!%22Short+course%22&meta_UclOrgUnit=!%22IOE+Staff+Intranet%22&meta_UclOrgUnit=%22Institute+of+Education%22&&ge_DateFilter=20210413 but it should take you through to the University College London Institute of Education’s rich programme of online events.
There’s a conference on 19th April on working with struggling readers https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ioe/events/2021/apr/virtual-event-learning-talk-talking-learn-reading-recovery-national-conference and another on 22nd April on literacy in diverse contexts, life-long and life-wide https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ioe/events/2021/apr/virtual-event-literacies-through-life-reading-families-homes-and-communities
Well worth checking in to see what’s on every now and then!
4. And, finally, attached below, is what Prince Philip thought about long sermons!