Dear ELT Professionals,
Just a quick announcement to inform you about some recent changes to our group instituted by LinkedIn. Also, a request for your help as educators.
1. LinkedIn recent made some major changes to groups. Hopefully for the better. Read about them all in detail here. But here is a brief digest of what are the most important changes.
Here is a quick list of updates, new things on the community so far this month! Hope all goes well in your own classroom and you find resources here that will help you out. View our…Continue
If you need to know more about self-instruction, your most logical option is to begin reading books. Throughout the years, I've kept a run down the best self-instruction books and web journals. Presently I am sharing them in the trusts that you'll discover something new and possibly include a recommendation or two of your claim. Utilize these assets to assess your learning, explore the instruments and assets you require and learn successfully all alone.…Continue
It's conference season (today I'm heading to TESOL Panama - if any members are going, please say hello and lets get a coffee and talk shop) and I hope members will share their professional knowledge and tips and tricks they pick up,…Continue
We have a dynamic, busy and very professional discussion group on LinkedIn - ELT Professionals.
If you haven't joined, please consider doing so. Here you can get resources but on our…Continue
My book "Principled Possibilities - Ideas for Teaching" has just been accepted onto the Amazon Kindle site. You can find it here: Kindle Link with a look inside and a free preview.
Principled Possibilities - Ideas for Teaching is a unique publication representing the summation of four years of graduate study, and my own experiences, discoveries, experiments and successes over eight years of teaching English language…Continue
Here are a few updates and news on the community.
We have a new resources magazine and a…Continue
As a teacher, there is so much you have to get done, start thinking about right away. Even before you start teaching! The list can be daunting, so this …Continue
Here is a nice presentation outlining 5 of the most broad philosophies of education and some information about educational philosophies.…Continue
Following up on my recent post - 5 Favorite and Fab video based lessons, here is a megalist of just some of the video based lessons on EFL Classroom 2.0 that have downloadable materials (also download the video for offline teaching in many cases!)
They all make…Continue
A big thank you to all new members who subscribed as supporters. Every paid subscription helps us pay our bills and keep bringing low cost, high quality resources and professional development to teachers everywhere. Thank you all for sharing and letting others know about our fantastic…Continue
Member here will know how I adore gifs. Those short pictures/videos that highlight well and serve as great prompts and teaching materials.
Our long term member Ellen has let me know about a great site Giphy. It has loads of gifs tagged so teachers can easily make their own presentations using gifs. Right click and "save as" the gifs and then make a powerpoint to help teach the language of your lesson.
Here is one I made very…Continue
** Not your ordinary, endless list - just what's number 1.
I have thought about this long and hard. I'm not a big proponent of using "tech for tech's sake" or just because it is there and students like it. I sympathize with the argument that…
Recently, we've added many, many video based lessons to our community resources.
Many of them are "silent" containing no words or spoken dialog. But don't fear, they are excellent to use…Continue
As a language teacher, I love video! Students do too, so it's a happy class when a video is being used. I've pounded the pulpit before on the benefits for video in the language learning classroom. See my Using…Continue
Hi everyone. I know it's been a long time since I posted, so my apologies for that. Since 2012, I moved back home for a while, worked for James Cook University in Singapore, worked briefly for the British Council in an amazing project in remote Myanmar, and now I'm working at a small junior high school in Taiwan, one of my favourite countries.
With some luck, I'll post again and contribute some more resources soon.
I would like to share one of the ideas that most invigorates and informs me as a teacher. The idea of "Student Created Content" or SCC. I borrow the term from UGC or UCC, "user generated/created content" that is the motor of Web 2.0 and the internet.
What is SCC?
It is an approach that tries to simplify the teaching/learning process and equalize the power relationship that exists between…Continue
I hear often from teachers about how video is such a powerful media form to use in the English teaching classroom. But at the same time, I also hear how difficult it can be to actually design a full lesson based around a video(s). So it is a catch 22, it seems.
So should teachers resign…Continue
Earth. It is such an important concept and relationship for students. A must to use in our curriculum, I don't care what you teach. Take the opportunity to do something with your class this Earth Day, this spring! Revel in the gift that she gives, mother earth.
Here are some resources, videos, ideas you might use or that might spark a lesson.
My fav. videos.…