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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


Started by Christina Shepherd in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Oct 26, 2017. 1 Reply

How does implementation help you out throughout the year? I am curious to know what things have worked for you and what things have not worked for you through an implementation standard.  Continue





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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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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

9 Oct 8, 2015
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General Conversation Powerpoints

A great way to get general conversation happening. Put on the ppt and have students ask/answer in groups, the questions on the slides. Then…

Started by ddeubel

13 Aug 8, 2015
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Simple Conversations

These materials are teacher/student friendly and easily get students speaking.  They review basic phrases for conversation and get students…

Started by ddeubel

0 May 2, 2015


At The Airport

Here are some resources for teaching the language used at the airport.  This video is a good template/example. Download. See our In Flight…

Started by ddeubel

7 Feb 9, 2015
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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

3 Jan 6, 2012
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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

3 Nov 30, 2011
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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

3 Jan 26, 2011
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