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The #1 .... ( teaching tool)

Number One ** Not your ordinary, endless list - just what's number 1.



blank paper A Blank Piece of Paper



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The #1 (commercial about learning English)

Number One ** Not your ordinary, endless list - just what's number 1.



The German Submarine



I've use this video a lot during my workshops and presentations to practicing or pre-service teachers. It makes a serious point but also has levity that really relaxes everyone and gets us… Continue

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The #1 .... (creative writing site for language students)

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Storybird


Without a doubt. It features beautiful illustrations which students choose to create a "story bird" or book. Sharable, beautiful, motivating - they really,…
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The #1 ... (way to quiet down students)

Number One ** Not your ordinary endless list - just what's number 1. Just the BEST.



Speak softer



In all my years teaching, this is one of the most powerful things I learned. It also directly had an impact on my classroom and student learning.



Often, (because it is human nature), we…
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The #1 .... (video for teaching about mother nature)

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HOME (with subtitles)



I've been spending some time zooming through Japan's country/city side this week. A fascinating blend of nature and man… Continue

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The # 1 .... (pronunciation site online)

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Phonetics



There are some good pronunciation online sites, video or otherwise - but none beat the Univ. of Iowa's Phonetics.… Continue

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The #1 ... (mispelled word in English)

Number One ** Not your ordinary endless list - just what's number 1. Just the BEST.



Misspelled!



Yes, if you caught the mistake in the title, you are well on your way to being a great speller! Almost everyone, native speaker or 2nd language learner, has a problem spelling certain words. It usually comes down to how we processed the word when we first "learned"… Continue

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The #1 ..... (teacher training course)

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Teaching on the job





So maybe you don't think on the job training counts? Maybe that without training teachers will just be the blind, leading the blind? Well, there is a lot of evidence out there that points out that training may even hinder teacher development! Yes, it is true. For me, in English Language Teaching, (and for the most part,… Continue

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The #1 ..... (icebreaker for language classes)

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2 Truths and 1 Lie.



I thought long and hard about this one and despite some other candidates, this activity due to its simplicity, personalization and structured language use - gets the vote. Plus, I've heard more good reports about this game than any other. It also has many variations.

Truths and a Lie - Each…

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The #1 ... (conversational game)

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Pass the Paper



There are many conversational games but I have found none so popular and powerful as "Pass the Paper".



We have many pre made Pass the Paper games on EFL Classroom 2.0 (for supporters but also available on…
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The #1 .... (word in a classroom)

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"PASS!"



Surprised? Well, let me explain.



During my own growth as a teacher, through my own experimentation and observation during thousands of hours, I've come to the conclusion that one of the most important things we can do as a teacher is give more respect to the learners.



When students are shown respect, when they are allowed to… Continue

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The #1 .... (motivation of teachers)

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A "Good" Pay Check



Once you wipe away your idealism or walk the talk as a teacher - you will conclude that there is no more powerful way to make a "great teacher" than a nice, solid, reliable pay check.



I remember my days in the Toronto District School Board. I taught in a few "working class" schools. Lots of…

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The #1 ... (way to introduce phonics)

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The Cookie Monster - F OOD



Phonics is a valuable approach to teaching reading and especially beginning phonemic awareness. This video really hits the nail on the head - what phonics is about. If you use phonics to teach English or even use it sometimes, visit the new… Continue

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The #1 ..... (summer teaching tool)

Number One ** Not your ordinary endless list - just what's number 1. Just the BEST.



                           A spray bottle



Yes, that's right! It works like a charm in any "hot" educational environment. Indoors or outdoors. Perfect for summer.



How does it work? Well, I discovered this while teaching…

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The #1 ... (book to help teachers teach)

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Oxford Basics







oxford basics Teaching isn't the easiest of things and it takes time to acquire sound skill and knowledge. However, you can speed up that process and I find the Oxford…
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The #1 ....(way to do an online student Needs Survey).

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Wall Wisher





Wallwisher is a place where students can go and put up "post it notes" about a topic. I can think of many ways to use Wallwisher with students but none better than getting students to reply about what they want to learn in the course or what they liked best about a course.… Continue

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The #1...(piece of advice to teachers)

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You are replaceable!!!!



Yes, that's it in a nutshell. It is a HARD thing to learn, however simple and comprehensible on the surface.



I've worked and given my best in a lot of jobs. But make no mistake, I learned the hard way - we/I/you/them -…

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The #1 ..... (non-academic speech about education)

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Bill Cosby's Carnegie Mellon Commencement Address.



Here it is below. It is beyond comment. Just listen. Perfect delivery, even students of higher levels can follow and understand. The message is immortal and I listen to this over and over, whenever I need the "will to carry on". Inspiring. Please tell… Continue

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The #1 .... (film for teaching)

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The Red Balloon



This 1956, French, silent, 34 min. film is a revelation. If you haven't seen it, do so! It highlights the simplicity by which children experience the world and tells the tale of a young boy in Paris who falls in love with a red balloon.



It has so many layers and can be… Continue

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The #1 .... (audio application for teachers/students)

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Audacity



Without a doubt the best application if you are doing any kind of audio recording or editing. (but… Continue

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