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ABCs - Alphabet Resources or Ideas?

Started by NEWS NOW in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Sep 19. 76 Replies

I guess the alphabet is our bread…Continue

Tags: children, abc, kids, phonics, reading

Top 5 Game

Started by susie silver in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Sep 17. 14 Replies

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

Tags: 5, top

Use of L1 in the ESL classroom

Started by Evanthia Pogiatzi in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Sep 10. 4 Replies

Hi people, i'm doing a research on whether is good for English language teachers to use the L1 of the students or the target language (English) when teaching in the classroom. So i would really…Continue

Tags: teaching, methodology, language, l1

Stories to inspire and teach. Share yours.

Started by ddeubel in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Jun 16. 80 Replies

 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

Tags: hodja, tao, zen, professional_development, storytelling




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At 12:45am on April 2, 2009,
Hi William,

Yeah, keep it light and don't talk "down" to the teachers. If possible, teach like a small group, sitting down for the most part. use some icebreakers to start. 3 truths , 1 lie game for example (Write 4 statements about yourself, the teachers guess which is the lie. ) then they do they same and everyone guesses).

See the activities I mention on this thread. Teaching Reflections is a great book and asking them about what they want to learn and doing a needs assessment , even just as a discussion is necessary.

Music works well too - show them some of the Korean karaoke on the kool karaoke page...

got to run but I hope this gives you some food for thought.... it'll be fine and I find teaching teachers to be energizing and fun - just got to get past the first lesson which should be just full of getting to know you stuff.....


At 4:53am on March 12, 2009,

I remember your name from the list at EPIK! Can't forget a Swiss name.

What I mentioned were the Dolch list but there are other lists. Easiest thing to do is go to this discussion and you should get what you are looking for ....

But this also has EVERYTHING you'll need and can print.

Another option is to google sight boards or dolch words or word frequency. Also check out www.wordcount.org Gives a ranking of any word in terms of frequency....

Hope this helps. I'll copy this to your own page so the links are dynamic.



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