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…Continue
50 “Best Practices” For Language Teachers
“It’s a funny thing. The more I practice, the luckier I get.”
- Arnold Palmer
I'm a big fan of always exciting students with "possibility". By that I mean, designing a lesson so that they can change and interact with the content in creative, personal ways. They can be touched by possibility - much like we are when online and using Web 2.0 tools.
I've been experimenting and checking out Tapestry over the last few months. It is a unique way to present text and images. Simpler than powerpoint, less dazzling than Prezi but lovely in its own way and with many strengths.
Simply sign upand then start using their editor. Or check…Continue
I'm so very proud of our video library, the best curated videos on the web for English language teaching. Lots of TLC has gone into finding the best videos only.
More and more, I get emails asking "Can I download X video?". I will usually see if we have the video in our video file directory and if it is clear to share…Continue
1. The Winter Olympics have started! Take a look at our Winter Olympics page with extensive resources you can instantly use in your classroom. Flashcards, powerpoints, videos and more ... View here.
2. Language Function…Continue
Some of my own and others - videos for professional development. See the Teacher Training page of presentations…Continue
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
More and more, I see a clear line between two camps of teachers. Those that view teaching as a profession, a way to make a living, what happens Mon-Fri. and between classroom walls, 8 to 4 (or chose your time) and those that view teaching as a vocation, a way of life, a 24/7, always on, way of being.
I don't think either is good or bad. They both have value and at the end of the day, help students. Plus, there is for sure, a gradient, teachers existing between the…Continue
Anita Jankovic will host the 39th ELT Blog Carnival. The theme is “Blogging With Students“. Send in your submissions before Feb. 01.
View the last carnival HERE.
You can send your entry …Continue
[originally published by Larry Ferlazzo HERE]
Last month, I posted The Best Three Sites On The Web For…Continue
I've always been fascinated by the role memory plays in language acquisition. It isn't a straight forward relationship (better memory = better fluency) however, looking at student "2nd language memory" does allow us teachers in a very crude way, to gather knowledge about student fluency.
There is a lot of research on the subject, no better place to start than…Continue
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Wishing you a great holiday break, full of fun, friends, family and food. Teachers deserve and need the time to recharge our batteries and get ready for the new year.
Here are the December updates. Lots of Christmas stuff and more ....
1. Our Christmas…Continue
It is a great way to close out lessons for the holiday break.
Basically, it is groups of students giving each other Christmas gifts that are cut outs provided by the…Continue
Here is a nice one, Truth or Lie? Have fun and supporters can get all our games, Pass the Paper and hundreds of others. Or purchase more Pass The Paper games…Continue
I'm busy making some life shattering, shaking changes. Not easy to do so, especially when one gets older and offered so much "security". However, I've always been one to follow Thoreau's dictum and "dance to the beat of my own drummer". The only way I can survive, smile and keep sucking on the fruit that is…Continue
Here is a nice, editable calendar that is full of original quotes from EFL Classroom 2.0. Get more original quote inspiration HERE. …Continue