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Featured Resource: Pass The Paper Xmas Carols Version

I love this simple version of the Pass the paper game. After the music stops, the person with the paper has to sing and finish the Christmas Carol line. A lot of fun.   Download the PPT …

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Letters To Santa

This is a great activity for Christmas!  Why  not have your students write a letter to Santa! 

Here's a nice template.

Two options.

They can either write a…

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Mid November Updates

It's that time of the month - time for a few basic updates about our community. Dig in, some may help you out ..... 

1.  Our Basic TEFL Certificate Course now has a new home!  

A great new platform that improves the course. Patience.io.  It now also includes full access to…

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Recent ELT Professional LinkedIN Conversations

We have a great group of teachers sharing professional know how and knowledge on our ELT Professionals LinkedIn Group.

Join in the conversation. Here are some of the most recent ones.  Get a full archive HERE

1. Mystery Quiz: 12 Statements about…

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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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Teacher to Teacher Webinar

I've long had a workshop fantasy.  The fantasy goes like this ...

I'm sitting at the front of the group and everyone is prepared for the usual blablabla, teacher talk, present, maybe have time for questions thing.  However, I just sit there. I just sit there and begin with the words....  Tell me what you want to know. 

I've actually went so far as to…

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I'm a "Phonie", are you?

I recently had an experience that allowed me to peer deep into myself. Not often this happens to oneself, most often we assume we are "X" and seldom really have real, true information about our own selves. Much of who we are is built upon a fabrication, of who we think we are. Two totally different…

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*NEW Basic TESOL Certificate Course

I've recently overhauled and improved our **content removed**.  It is now on a whole new platform, much better presented and easy to use for all teachers - those looking for first certification or experienced teachers seeking to update/refresh their knowledge and skills. 

All those who enroll will be…

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Teacher Burnout / Stress

One of my goals this coming school year is to be more personal in my writing/blogging. I know I am guilty of sharing precious little about myself. I pontificate, philosophize, condemn, encourage but in that, I share little of "who I am". I don't want to be that kind of writer, blogger or secret sharer. So here…

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Mid Month Updates: Oct. 2014

October is going by in a flash!  Here are some updates of what's coming up or of recent note on the EFL 2.0 community. 

1. Materials Design Principles Webinar. Tues. Oct. 14. 8am EST.

Do you design your own materials, are you thinking about it? Well, you should and this webinar will discuss some basic considerations when designing print or online materials. Sign up…

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Recent LinkedIn Discussions

Here are some recent conversations of note with many comments and insights. Check them out!  Lots of intelligent, insightful thoughts from educators around the world.  Get the full prior archive of discusssions here.

(not a member of the group? Please join, just takes a…

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10 Things Project

Getting students thinking and harnessing their own inner curiosity through question based instruction – is a great approach.  Or also Project Based Instruction.  The more we educators can harness the inner light and motivation of students, tap into their thirst to know - the more we'll succeed. 

Sometimes like …

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Teachers? Who needs them?

I've always, my whole life long, had the sneaking suspicion that adults really didn't know much and were just as scared as us kids and as frightfully "groping". My suspicions were confirmed as I reached adulthood and realized that adults don't "know it all", nor possess some magical "togetherness".

Same…

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September Mid-Month Updates

Not a lot "new" to relay this mid-month but find some things that you might of missed earlier this month!

1.  Inspiring Quotes.   A good quote can really "hit home".  Here are…

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Ed Tech: Yesterday & Today

Technology has been used in education since the first teacher scratched a drawing on a rock face.  What's interesting is how it has evolved and spread so that it is ubiquitous, in the background, taken for granted.

That's the point we need to reach - so the use of the technology doesn't interfere at…

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Back To School Helpers

Yes, it is that time of year! Back to school and back to the trenches and battle to keep the light of education and learning burning.

Here are a few things that might help you as you "get back at it".

Want to host your own ELT Blog Carnival? Find out more and sign up to host a monthly carnival…

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Schooling The World

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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50 Timeless Quotes To Inspire Teachers

“Like your body, your mind also gets tired so refresh it by wise sayings.”

                                ~Hazrat Ali

I think many of us get inspiration from sharp quotes that…

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50 Quotes To Inspire Teachers

50 Quotes To Inspire (and get teachers thinking) 

                                               

A great quote should be like a “hammer to the head”, a bolt of lightning…

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