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Learning Designs

Started by Elise in Teaching and Methodology Mar 27. 0 Replies

I was wondering what you all thought of learning designs pertaining to English language teaching? What are the ways in which you design your lessons to achieve better learning in your students?Continue

A NEW way to teach PHRASAL VERBS so that your students understand and remember them

Started by Andromeda Jones in Teaching and Methodology Dec 31, 2018. 0 Replies

Phrasal verbs are a verb + preposition, adverb or particle. Teaching…Continue

Tags: prepositions, teach, verbs, phrasal

ABCs - Alphabet Resources or Ideas?

Started by NEWS NOW in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Oct 17, 2018. 73 Replies

I guess the alphabet is our bread and butter.Got any good ideas for teaching it or using it…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, 2018. 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


March 2013 Blog Posts (9)

Low Impact Teaching

Over the last 5 to 10 years, I've been developing new ideas about how we should be teaching in our classrooms.   These ideas have changed as the possibilities and promises of educational technology have become reality.

The most fundamental of these ideas are always revolving around learning and the student. The possibility to differentiate and deliver personlized study to students is the most…


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Online education resources for free

In this increasingly ”connected world”, obtaining free education online is actually a relatively simple thing to do.


If you do not have Internet at home, you can go to your local library and use one of their freely available computers.


The best online college offer free classes, and you can make use of the top gratis audio book and podcast…


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4 tips for fast learning any foreign language


For many people, the idea of learning a foreign language can be exciting and intimidating, especially if the thought brings back memories of learning a …


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Recent LinkedIn ELT 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. 

(not a member of the group? Please join, just takes a second.)

1.  Tell Me A Word I…


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‘the Kitchen’ game cards

the kitchen game cards


The Kitchen is a theatre play performed by UKLA Children…


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Games in the English language classroom

Games are wonderful to use in our classrooms, a must.  

See below, many of the well researched reasons we should be using them in our teaching.

Nowadays, with online resources and resource sharing, there is no longer any excuse for not using games. So many ways and so many options. 

Here are a few of the games related resources and pages you'll find here…


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Top 5 favorite online language games

gaming-abcs Now and then, I post on my twitter @ddeubel , some "tired teacher tips". Things that a teacher can just put up on a screen with a click and get students learning/producing English.

I'll post another time about these (the hashtag is #tttips) but I want…


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Top 5 traditional online games

quiz Today I offer my Top 5 that are more "traditional".

By that I mean they are more controlled and less authentic. Quizzes, Q and A trivia, mix and match, multiple choice - you get the idea. Still, if done well, they can be really effective learning tools or even assessment tools. They are meant to be used by students at home or in a language lab but can also be used in a classroom with a large…


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5 myths about learning

I spent part of the morning rereading Frank Smith, particularly his thoughts about how we learn. Delightful, insightful, thoughtful.  Here's an excerpt from his book: Comprehension and Learning but I also highly recommend his book about whole language,…


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