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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

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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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Mid - October Community Updates

Lots of new things on the community this month.  Get an overview by checking out our New Resources magazine or seeing "…

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Discussion Prompts

I've been improving my coding skills and especially javascript knowledge.  Wonderful language to create cool apps for language learning and teaching. 

Here are 3 new "random"' generators you can use. Click the buttons below and put up on the screen to prompt students to discuss and answer. Additionally, have students ask a follow up question in their small group or pairs. 

They contain a bank of 100 prompts - I'll be adding more soon.  The Questions are for beginner / low…

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We have a great community! Pioneering, always fresh.  So much to help teachers. See these testimonials from members.   

There is a lot of content available to free members.  But please…

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Mid September Updates

Lots of new things this "Back To School" month.  Get an overview by checking out our New Resources magazine.  Also don't forget our constantly updated - …

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Music and Song Resources

I  thought I'd take a moment and mention some of the great materials and especially workbooks that we have for teachers and which are related to using songs/music. 

** First for reference would be the…

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Use and Purchase Gif Lingua Books

I've been working hard, I mean really hard. Trying to realize my dream of a place of learning and literacy - an online library that all students can access for free. 

That dreams is on the edge of reality. Gif Lingua Books has over 3,000 leveled readers, especially written for ESL / ELL / EFL learners.  Students can read, do quizzes, watch videos, study book…

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August Mid-Month Updates

Lots of new things on the community and to relate.  Check them out at your leisure!  

Happy teaching in your classroom - keep the fire burning!

1. Gif…

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Mucking 'about

** Update - since this post I've been mucking about more!  Includes Gif Lingua Books an extensive reading site, Courses, a course site for teachers and students, Video Lessons, a site with hundreds of…

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May Community Updates

Lots of new things to relate.  Check them out at your leisure!  Happy teaching in your classroom - keep the fire burning!

1. Project Peace. …

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Zen and the Act of Teaching

I've been pleased as punch by the feedback for this reflective journal.

It will be mentioned and highlighted in several publications this fall as well as  the hardcover book for purchase, being used in several teacher training programs. If you do use as a hardcover book in a teaching program or wish to purchase and support our community - thanks in…

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April Community Updates

Dear EFL 2.0 Members,

It's April, and here are some of the newest and recommended resources on our community. Members get 2 mails a month - this one with updates and our monthly full newsletter.

Best,

David 

 

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Gems of EFL Classroom - Poetry

April is National Poetry Month.

Poetry is in my soul (read my own, if interested HERE) and I think if used correctly, it is a powerful activity in the EFL Classroom.

In that vein, find a plethora of resources on the Poetry In The Classroom page.

Lots…

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March Mid-Month Updates

Dear EFL 2.0 Members,

It's March, and here are some of the newest and recommended resources on our community. 

David 

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1. Cesar Chavez  March 31st is his day and get resources to…

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Sugata Mitra and Minimally Invasive Teaching

"The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say,
"the children are working as if I don't exist."

- Maria Montessori

During the last year, I've been following the KhanAcademy locomotive as it chugs on to distant fertile lands and glory.   I'm a big believer of video and its revolutionary…

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Recent ELT Professionals LinkedIn Discussions Winter 2017

We have a booming and lively knowledge based group of teachers - ELT Professionals on LinkedIn. 

Take a look at these most recent discussions, start your own and join in!

Winter 2017

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Stealing Dreams: free ebook

When I first heard that Seth Godin was venturing into the realm of education with a book on schools - I cringed.  He isn't a teacher, has no experience in this field and often is just "sensationalistic". He paints issues with sharp metaphors and turns of phrases but at the end after reading him - I'm often left with, "and so ...."

However, we all have an interest in education, Seth Godin…

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February mid month updates.

Greetings!

It's February, a short month but nonetheless here are some of the newest and recommended resources on our community. 

Hello to all new members. We recently had a change on the community so members need to sign in / register to use the resources - thus an influx of new members!  Newbies, make sure to check the overview of our community resources…

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Media Literacy

There has been a lot of talk lately about "fake news" and preparing our students to recognize it and be aware of it. In a word teaching "Media Literacy" - a subset of the larger "Digital Literacy". Our students have …

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Recent ELT Professionals Discussions

We have a booming and lively knowledge based group of teachers - ELT Professionals on LinkedIn. 

Take a look at these most recent discussions, start your own and join in!

Recent Topics:

1. This…

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December Mid Month Updates

Gif Lingua will have a new facelift Jan. 01.  So many amazing books and materials added each day! 

Thinking of using…

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