Here are a few things that might help you as you "get back at it".
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This is a must watch film. Mostly for the questions it will have us teachers asking ourselves about modern schooling and our role within it.
The film challenges and "derobes" the thing that we know as school. It asks us - "Isn't there a better way?"
Grab a drink, turn it on and begin to think, question, examine, simplify .....
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“Like your body, your mind also gets tired so refresh it by wise sayings.”
I think many of us get inspiration from sharp quotes that…Continue
A great quote should be like a “hammer to the head”, a bolt of lightning…Continue
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1. 42nd ELT Blog Carnival
Got a blog? Send in an entry on the topic of "Back To School". New or old, something that can help…Continue
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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 training programs. If you do use as a hardcover book in a teaching program or wish…Continue
Two way tasks are the staple activity of the communicative approach. Also known as an "information gap" activity, they force students to communicate with each other in order to retrieve information to complete a…Continue
I threw this together pretty quickly (will remake better when I get time) but was reminded about it when thinking about how important "all in" is when learning. How important it is to shut off our conscious mind and let things in.
When learning, we learn more if we don't try, don't have our conscious mindkeeper on. (see this article). Same goes for teaching, we are better teachers when we…Continue
I've always been one to caution teachers about bringing up / raising / planning for controversial issues in the language classroom. In most classrooms it just isn't our job or also worth the risk. We aren't trained counselors and we will never know when the opinions/ideas of these topics will cause harm to students. And a…Continue
1. Host An ELT Blog Carnival. A call for all bloggers out there to host a blog carnival this year! Read how and find out about the next one scheduled …Continue
The ELT Blog Carnival has been going strong for over 7 years! Hosts get invaluable attention to their own blog and make an incredible contribution to helping foster / nurture a wider professional development community. See examples of past ELT Blog Carnivals at the carnival website - http://eltblogcarnival.com
We are now in need of hosts for future ELT Blog Carnivals. It is…Continue
50 Ways To Use
EnglishCentral offers teachers and students so many opportunities to teach and learn. We aren’t your standard ed tech “one trick pony” but built by teachers for teachers.
Here are 50 ways to use EnglishCentral. Dive in and try a few when…Continue
I've always had a big aversion to ads on any webpage. Don't know why but I guess it harkens back to my own early education as a teacher where commercialism was something to stay out of public education and professional development. You won't find ads on EFL Classroom 2.0,…Continue
Sending out a quick round of updates until the next newsletter. Lots of great stuff that will interest all teachers.
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One standard lesson has always been showing a series of commercials and students watching, filling out a commercial analysis form and then…Continue
Today marks the 130th anniversary of John Milton Gregory's influential (at its time) statement about what teaching and learning fundamentally is - The 7 Laws Of Teaching.
Do you agree that they still apply to today's classroom and schooling? Which are true and which have not stood the test of time? H.D. Brown's more recent statement of the 10 Commandments of teachers and learners is also worth…Continue
I recently attended a wonderful presentation by Jamie Keddie outlining his idea of "Video Telling". It was very interesting to hear his description (and demonstration) of how the teacher tells stories in a way that compliments the narrative of…Continue