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ABCs - Alphabet Resources or Ideas?

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Top 5 Game

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Hi David Maybe its obvious to some but I'm not sure how to play and I also want to create a top 5 game as well. What is the point of it. There are always 5 answers. Do the students guess according to…Continue

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Use of L1 in the ESL classroom

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Stories to inspire and teach. Share yours.

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 I'd like to share in this forum and would like others to share, short stories that might apply to education / teaching and that will inspire. I believe stories and a narrative are powerful, whether…Continue

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At 12:57pm on December 13, 2007,
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ddeubel
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Peter,

I checked out your blog. Wow! great stuff.....Unfortunately, my first (loooooooong) comment was deleted. I can't seem to comment, it keeps giving me a "wrong anti-spam" message though it doesn't ask me for one???? Can you post this below or in any case, here is my reply. I copied and paste here....

Peter,

I just did one of those things I do once a month - write a really long post/reply and then have it deleted by some "error". I didn't write in the antispam word!!!!! Ugh...so I'll be brief ....

Thanks for joining EFL CLASSROOM 2.0 and your expertise will be invaluable. I'll have your blog up in our members directory shortly. Lots of great reading here and really enjoyed the above post. You write clearly and with reflection/empathy. I'm not a blogger (but keep promising to do more....but in general I get too philosophical for good blogging me thinks) but can appreciate the task and the accomplishment.

Great post above and great writing. You have "voice" . You are BANG on with how you approach your students. You have to know when to push and when to pull back....it is like being a conductor, a psychologist..... And also, as I'm sure you agree based on the above, education is above all about HAPPINESS. I like your countryman's words, A.S. Neill. of Summerhill . To paraphrase him, "I'd rather graduate one happy street sweeper than a hundred neurotic prime ministers....".

Cheers, and look forward to browsing/reading more here..

David

PS> I like that quote rotator.......
At 4:37am on December 13, 2007,
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ddeubel
said…
Hello Peter,

Welcome to EFL Classroom 2.0! I hope you'll find a great "home" for learning and teaching. I look forward to your own contribution here. By sharing and learning from one another, all our jobs get easier.

I"ll be sure to check out your blog and get back to you! Also will add it to our members blog directory (which is growing so much!).

Make sure you introduce yourself in our "introduce yourself" forum! Find others with common interests and Make Pals by inviting members to be your friend! And if you want, show others where you are from on the Frappr map.

When you have a moment, personalize your homepage, click around and see a lot of great videos, presentations, links to resources (games/readers/karaoke) pics and music. Share in the forums and put up or link to your own blog. Check out our great Buzka library of links. You have unlimited photo storage and can make your own albums and slideshows. Even chat to my double, Dave the "bot".

Join a “classroom” that interests you or form your own! Also, Ning offers a multiple login feature so that you can register a class page and all your students/faculty can access through the same pw/id and use the content. You can even start your own classroom here for your students in our groups.

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Happy teaching,

David

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