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ABCs - Alphabet Resources or Ideas?

Started by NEWS NOW in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Oct 17. 73 Replies

I guess the alphabet is our bread…Continue

Tags: children, abc, kids, phonics, reading

Stories to inspire and teach. Share yours.

Started by ddeubel in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Jun 10. 79 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

Favorite Movie about Teaching?

Started by ddeubel in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Apr 23. 88 Replies

I'd like to compile a list of movies…Continue

Tags: best, video, film, teaching, movie

Learning Communities

Started by Allan Richards in Teaching and Methodology Oct 27, 2017. 0 Replies

Hey everyone!I am new to the forum and am curious how you feel learning communities benefit educators when it comes to developing a collective responsibility as educators. Do you feel a forum like…Continue



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Conversation Cards

These attractive cards are great prompts to get students speaking, interacting and getting to know each other. Simple but effective. All se…

Started by ddeubel

11 Nov 16
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Conversation Gambits

A gambit is what we nowadays refer to as a "chunk", a group of words that have some function towards presenting "meaning". They are rather…

Started by ddeubel

4 Oct 20
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5 speaking practices which require no preparation.

 If you have a 20-30 minute gap to fill in your class, try one of these speaking practices. They are: 1# Easy role play 2# Debate 3# Story…

Started by Andromeda Jones

0 Oct 9


Tell Us About / Finish it / For and Against

I find these materials great for discussion and speaking in the classroom. Try this question bank to instantly pull a random question up on…

Started by ddeubel

6 Oct 4
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Getting Personal - Question making activities

At the beginning of the term/course, it is good to do some "getting to know you " activities. Sometimes, they can be just a pile of questio…

Started by ddeubel

4 Aug 28
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Give Me 5

These conversation cards are great fun. Use any way you see, students just turn over the cards and challenge someone or can play as concent…

Started by ddeubel

2 Aug 3
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Proust Interviews

I have used these with advanced students. They are great and the full range can be found HERE.  This blog post I made, has further resourc…

Started by ddeubel

10 Jul 16
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Bragging is something that comes natural to most people and makes a great conversation and speaking activity to practice superlatives and…

Started by ddeubel

0 Jan 2


Discussion Questions (Themed) and Activities

Find here material related to open discussion on topics. See this sister category for many more discussion ppts. Go HERE for many convers…

Started by ddeubel

7 Mar 10, 2017
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Language Conversation "Starters"

One of the major skill sets of a great language teacher is the ability to "prompt" students so they will generate language. It isn't easy a…

Started by ddeubel

1 Feb 16, 2016
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