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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

I guess the alphabet is our bread…Continue

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

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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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The #1........(book on language)

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

Let's not beat around the bush - no question: Thought and Language - Lev Vygotsky

This book is the "Origin of Species" for language. A collosus. It has everything a mind interested in language could imagine. Originality, nuance, suggestion, intelligence, research... ...... Read his bio.


My favorite chapter without a doubt is Chapter 7 - Thought and Word. Read it online HERE. More resources HERE.

I'll end with a few gems from this Slavic soul.....

"A word devoid of thought is a dead thing, and a thought unembodied in words remains a shadow."

"Through others we become ourselves."

The teacher must orient his work not on yesterday's development in the child but on tomorrow's.

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