This month has truly been "the sky's the
limit"! So much developed, so much tested and so much thought
about - what our community might become. As well, tons of
great resources, vibrant, curious teachers, eclectic topics -- all
gumdrops of possibility. Find below a sampling, especially on the
technical end. Some days I'm truly amazed to be alive and be
honoured to get a chance to "do stuff" - as our Video of the month
so well highlights. I thank you for your support and helping
us through your participation - seeing "the possible".
Member of the
We've Got SEARCH!
Eveline, a sharing, curious and generous teacher in Indonesia
gets it hands down! She should have been recognized long ago.
You'll find her touch everywhere on EFL Classroom 2.0 and she
really brings her whole self to her classroom. Congrats
out here. I'll soon have it on the main page. Be proud - we are
the first community of hundreds of thousands on Ning to have this.
It searches all our tags (so please be sure to tag well!). What you
see in the search bar are only suggested tags - a nice way to add
some serendipity to the game. Forthcoming will be the ability to
print in pdf. Yahoo! I'll also be offering this
on Payloadz for a small fee (it cost me!) but if you are an
educational community - don't worry, it's on me!
have time to do any reading this month! Don't worry! Use our new
and revolutionary reader to catch up on the best blogs in the ELT
World. Please look at my selections and suggest some additions.
I'll soon also be adding the ability to print the blog RSS feeds.
Just like this newsapaper
I made of all of Octobers best blog entries.
Just so you won't miss a thing!
I need your help!
I've decided to keep the job aspect of things off our
community. But knowing how important it is to teachers, I've now
made a great new sister site EFL Classroom ELT Jobs. Now, just go
IT"S ALL NEW!
I've spent hours
creating this state of the art "feed" of all the jobs in the world
- up to the minute. Promote and put on your own web page. Just copy
and paste the code below!
Teachers - I'll be speaking on Nov. 28th along with the
Super Simple Kids guy, Devon. Think about
coming out and there is a fantastic Turkey dinner (the real thing)!
Lots of other great young learners / teens topics. Info. here.
Want to get some Serendipidty
into your teaching? We've got heaven in the form of clouds! Now
find them under the SEARCH Tab. Get lucky!
Want to get a TEFL or TESOL
certificate? See all the recommended online courses. Country
listings coming soon!
Whether you are
taking a formal training course or just trying your damndest to be
a better teacher - you can't go wrong by visiting our TEFL Training and
Prof. Development pages.
Use our Teacher's
The teacher's toolbox was a megahit and thanks for everybody
saying how handy it is! Keep using it, I'm continuing to fill it up
with new and exciting/useful things. Like Word
here, Korea there but everywhere the blue sky"
I've been asked a few times this month about "supporter ads". You
know, the photos in the top right corner? Well, they are free and
offered by us in appreciation of these sites/people. Please use
their resources and I vouch 100% they are true blue teachers with
interests of education in mind. And always - I remain dedicated to
open source, to an open world where ideas are not commodities but
I'm so proud of PROJECT PEACE and all the
teachers who've spread the voice of peace through music by making
videos with their students. Plenty of new ones to view! Why don't
you make one with your class? It's easy, just download a Peace Pack
and get taking pictures. Easy to follow instructions and it would
be an unforgettable experience for your students. Start spreading
the importance of peace!