Tuesday, 9th May (Cambridge)

1. Short notice – but I hope not too short notice – of an adventurous National Geographic Learning event tomorrow about the ‘Boiling River’ in the Amazon jungle in Peru with DaVida Alston & Andrés Ruzo:

A short video here with the boiling river in the background https://www.dropbox.com/s/5uagjtcyj26654n/Project%20Exploration%20Boiling%20River%20video.mp4?dl=0

More info and registration here for Grades 3-5 at 08:00 UK time https://cengage.zoom.us/webinar/register/9716826096297/WN_dBvNFacmR36LvABKniMZqQ#/registration

and register here for Grades 7-9 at 09:15 London time https://cengage.zoom.us/webinar/register/3516826102627/WN_dphlLm8lTWSWbK9-jS8qQw#/registration

I wonder what Grade 6 did wrong?

2. I took great pleasure in attending the first two days of the 70th anniversary conference of the International House World Organisation (IHWO) in London yesterday and today alongside representatives of International House schools from all round the world.

IHWO have just published Issue 50 of The International House Journal, which covers a wide range of topics, including “Teacher, are you going to teach me good English?”, Teacher Talking Time: Is it really that bad? and ChatGPT for EFL Teachers https://ihworld.com/ih-journal/issues/issue-50/

The main IHWO website is here https://ihworld.com/ and I’ll include more items from the conference in Thursday’s message.

3. And while we’re on the no-longer-simply-fashionable topic of ChatGPT, here’s Nik Peachey’s splendidly clear new presentation, Best Ways to Use ChatGPT to Develop Learning https://view.genial.ly/643d34a6cf3fb70019180981

4. And, finally, a podcast based on Anthony Burgess’s iconoclastic and idiosyncratic 1984 book, Ninety-Nine Novels: The Best in English Since 1939 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCYRFb8ZbLXA11J5qUoPeCV6Jz1o_gFPq 20 down, 79 to go!

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