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All Blog Posts Tagged 'teacher_training' (50)


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Teaching "STYLE" -- do you have it? What is it?





Your Teaching Style quiz.doc

We talk a lot as teachers about learning style but not so much about teaching style.



Most teachers agree, we all have our own unique…

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What is your philosophy of education?

I 've enjoyed teaching this part of my Education and Schooling course to prospective teachers and so thought I'd share some of the course material with colleagues. 

Here is a nice presentation outlining 5 of the most broad philosophies of education and some information about educational philosophies.…

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Using Video In The Classroom - A Teacher's Handbook

I've been posting a lot lately about the best tips, advice, resources related to video in the classroom.   Find these and more articles on my own thoughts about the importance of this powerful medium HERE.



I spent some time curating my…

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Using Silent Video In The Classroom

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…

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Top advice to teachers about using technology when teaching

Using Technology - it's not that hard!
Find more videos like this on EFL CLASSROOM 2.0



I've spent thousands of hours giving workshops on using technology to teach. Exhausting but always practical and focused on allowing technology to be helpful and in the background as teachers teach and help…

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Faking it

Today, my "much better half" insisted that our dog Chico could understand Korean. She showed me how he could understand Korean and sit and stay, even give paw. I had a good chuckle.


Not much different to many teachers who believe their students understand them in the classroom! Chico, like so many students, was great at "faking it". Doing the right thing for the wrong reason.…



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TEFL Professional Development Videos

Some of my own and others - videos for professional development. See the Teacher Training page of presentations…

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Getting your students TALKING - some strategies.

It isn't easy to get students speaking sometimes. But it is well worth it! It is truly the road towards a fluent, confident speaker of English.



I remember when first confronted with a "silent" class. They were really passive and not willing to speak. After lots of trial and error I finally came into class…

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The Top 10 Reasons To Use Songs In The Classroom

Teachers by training or usually just instinct, know that music works in the classroom. For all ages, for all topics. I've even used a song to teach chemistry!  

This post is further to my well visited …

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Learning WITH your students!

I've always been one of the guys screaming for a more student centered focus in language instruction. Especially with such a "human" and "deep" subject as language -- a social oriented subject -- this has to be the case. We learn language by social interaction - the research is unequivical on this point. If a baby has no social interaction or little, their language skills are…

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Textbook Snake Oil

I came across this teacher training video as part of my "morning browse".

Browsing and surprising myself is something I do almost every day to rid myself of the tyranny of the web, a semantic 3.0 web that imprisons us by allowing us to see only what we might like or have an interest in.

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Using Video In The Classroom Presentation

Just a quick notification to members that I did a very casual and informal voice over of my presentation - Using Video In The ELT Classroom. Find it HERE

Enjoy and the powerpoint below it can be used to get to the videos shown as examples in the presentation. …

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50 Professional Development Ideas for Teachers

50  Professional Development Ideas For The New Year

 

There is never a better time than “NOW” to start working on one’s own professional development as a teacher.  However, often unless by chance you find yourself in the perfect…

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The #1 ..... (thing teachers are scared of)

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



SILENCE…





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My Best "Teaching Advice" posts

I'd like to share for the start of a new school year or semester - My best "Teaching Advice" blog posts. Meaning, posts giving teachers some advice about classroom or other practices. This complements my …

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An Inspiring Educator

I've been seeking inspiration for my own teaching. I'm still teaching online, working online, but will after a year outside "the regular classroom" be returning to the reality of 4 walls.



You can't replace F2F. I wrote a bit about missing this before and I've been yearning for awhile, to be… Continue

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Teaching with only a blank piece of paper

Blank Piece of Paper  [now view this as a Top 50 list]

Even now, this late in the day, a blank sheet of paper holds the greatest excitement there is for me — more promising than a silver cloud, and prettier than a red wagon. - E.B.…
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Lessons for teachers from "The King's Speech"

kings One of the nice things about the small city I moved to recently, is that it has a wonderful theater downtown, minutes from my house. Every Sunday, they have a $5 showing and tonight they showed "The King's Speech". Great movie, highly recommend it despite my aversion to "period pieces", especially British ones! Go see it and if you are in the mood, think about the lessons that it might have for us teachers.…

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The #1 .... (Professional Development site for EFL)

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



The British Council's - Teaching English



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What makes a classroom fit to live in?

faludy_gyorgy With the events in Egypt unrolling these past days, my mind has been on them and also on the wider question, what makes a "liveable" country?



I took down from my bookshelf, Notes from the Rainforest, by Gyorgy Faludy. Gyorgy is/was a mind like no other. He had traveled and lived all over the world and in on one small page, he… Continue

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