50 “Best Practices” For Language Teachers
“It’s a funny thing. The more I practice, the luckier I get.”
- Arnold Palmer
So happy to know that these simple ideas are being used in classrooms everywhere. That's what web 2.0 is all about.
I thought it would be great to list them all…Continue
EFL Classroom 2.0 has gone through so many changes over the last 7 years of its existence. But there have been some constants. Always updated. A deep quantity of resources. A personal touch. Inspiration. Unparalleled curation. Sharing.
Yet with such a wide and deep social network, the question constantly arises…Continue
A new school year or semester on the horizon can be overwhelming. So much to…Continue
50 Ways To Use Images
In The ELT Classroom
“Where words are restrained, the eyes talk a great deal.”
– Samuel Richardson…Continue
It is a real honor to be awarded the Best Blog post of the month by TeachingEnglish. Especially since it was voted on by fellow teachers! I'm not a big one for contests or competition in education but I'll take this one seeing it is from my peers and from an organization I…Continue
We could also say "Without music, teaching would be a mistake!" Music just makes any teaching job, no matter how hard, enjoyable.
We also say, “Music makes the world go ‘round” but it also makes learning happen. Please…Continue
I will be travelling quite a bit this year to conferences and schools, speaking about a lifelong teaching passion - the use of video as an educational material. It is something I've promoted and developed many language learning ideas around - foremost through my work on EnglishCentral.
So enjoy these practical ideas for using this most "real"…Continue
50 Professional Development Ideas For The New Year
Let’s be honest – there are days when as a teacher you are just “overwhelmed”. Maybe from too many classes in a row over too many days. Maybe because of scheduling changes. Maybe due to being ill or stressed out. It’s a fact, all teachers get tired and need a quick “go to”…Continue
Also some nice full lessons in our…Continue
I've always been "constructivist", meaning that I believe especially with language, students "construct" knowledge and are active participants in the creation of what they know. They don't just swallow and file away ideas but learn through their own filter, culture, personal world as they construct from their own foundation of "knowing".
My own basic approach for…Continue
Tasks are wonderfully simple ways for getting students active and engaged in their learning ( and see my previous post of 50 regular tasks for the classroom. ).
Here are 50 suggestions…Continue
Tasks are great! They don't have to be large, elaborately planned things. Even more powerful, if they are simple and just about the teacher "getting out of the way". It should all be about students having lots of time…Continue