Read the blog carnival entries below and a big thank you to all who participated and are helping to keep the blog carnival for ELT alive.
Vist the ELT Carnival home page to read past carnival entries. A wealth of knowledge - teachers helping teachers.
1. Founder of the Carnival and long term "best" blogger Larry Ferlazzo kicks things off with a comprehensive post in the New York Times - English Language Learners and the Power Of Story.
His powerful post starts off with the important words that all teachers should take to heart;
In my twenty years as a community organizer, my job was to listen to people’s stories, then use those stories as a way to light fires.
2. Cheridy Aduviri turns our attention to technology and language teaching. The blog post looks at screencasting and how it can help online teachers do their job. The prezi is very engaging and well put together. Great tools suggested with student made examples. Also view a youtube version.
3. Andrew Weiler shares his long experience in the classroom with a post about developing and nurturing "intuition" in our students. Strategies and advice offered. A thought provoking post on a topic not often in the spotlight but still very important.
4. Lourdes Ansley wrote the Blog Carnival with this simple advice about learning vocabulary -
When it comes to correcting pronunciation when reading I found that if the student is interrupted and corrected right then, he would only repeat and will not remember next time he reads the same word. Whereas interrupting the student as he finishes a sentence and then we made a correction, and ask for repetition it seemed to had worked for me as students will not only repeat for repeating, but they will remember how to pronounce that word when they see it again.
5. The EnglishCentral blog shows us teachers how to easily make worksheets for videos when we have a transcript. Watch the screencast and learn how to make a very attractive worksheet in a few minutes.
6. Lorraine Coleman Tribelsky looks at Sugata Mitra's SOLE (Self Organizing Learning Environments) and suggests a lesson that uses this concept by harnessing the tool - google forms. A unique idea indeed.
7. Last but not least, my entry dives into the myths us practicing teachers have stuck in our heads about learning. We have these myths inculcated through 1,000s of hours of instruction as students, learning from our experiences (wrongly) and watching our teachers. We need to see these myths so we can put them in their proper closet, behind us.
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