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ABCs - Alphabet Resources or Ideas?

Started by NEWS NOW in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by Amelia Meirizka on Thursday. 74 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

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

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


April 2012 Blog Posts (13)

Letter Bubbles

I've already written many reviews about websites for learning how to type. They are quite handy and also teach students a little English keyboarding at the same time - a vital skill. 

Here's an addition - Letter Bubbles

It isn't too…


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On Accents

I spent a large part of a wonderful day stuck in the car. Thankful, saved by a wonderful interview with Slavoj Zizek, philosopher and iconic social critic. Catch the same interview here.

What I love about him besides him irreverence (laughed like crazy when he said that 50% of the movies he's written essays about and reviewed, he never watched!) has to be his accent. Love it! As a language lover, I love…


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A Global Project dedicated to positive thinking!

We all realise how essential it is for everyone, especially children, to learn to focus on the positive side of their lives. A child who learns to do that from an early age is more content, effective in dealing with challenges, a better friend and partner in life.

Being deeply persuaded of the benefits of boosting positive thinking among our students at a time when everything around them seems to cause the opposite, we have started a…


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Digital Literacy - A Set of Vitally Important Skills

It is vitally important that we build the skills of digital literacy in ourselves, our families and our students. At this time, when there is so much growth in dependence on the Web as the primary source of knowledge and information, everyone needs to understand how to value and how to interpret what they see online, as well as how to find the best of what is available in efficient ways.

I was fortunate to be an education student at a time when much initial work…


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Teachers Talking Teaching

I just finished up my school year, sending off a new group of teachers into the possibility that is teaching / education. This year in my course, my students did some reflective journal writing using my book Zen And The Act Of Teaching.

 I spent many happy afternoons reading their amazing entries about their lives in the trenches (while watching March Madness basketball - got to be…


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Be a part of a global collaborative project with your class in higher education!

Higher Ed Faculty,

Would love to have your students act as expert advisors in the next Flat Classroom® Project 12-2 (September - December 2012)! Here is a page that explains more about the idea -> …


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My Topics on

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A place on the Internet for teachers to share IDEAS about learning and teaching English as a Foreign Language. …

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A site run by a French teacher of English with an amazing collection of animations.Here's the link. 

One of my faves can be used as a writing or speaking task, retelling the story behind it.

Downloading allowed.

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The #1 .... article about teacher development

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

          The Making Of An Expert

I've been…


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Testing Students by Abusing Their Rights

Original Post on My Blog

I sent this email today to respond to a posting about a principal who threatened a family with serious consequences if they stood in the way of their son completing a standardised test. The original post is here:…


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Teaching DOES Count

Original Post on My Blog

I posted the following comments to an excellent article entitled "Teaching Counts" which was written by David B. Cohen on the InterACT blogsite: …


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Why Video rulz and the book cools

Previously, I've written at length on this topic, on my public blog, comparing the book and the video as teaching / learning tools.  It's a complex issue.

Here, let me lay it on the line and lay out the major reasons why, for language learning and teaching - video is in the…


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Surprise: More stuff to help you!

Wow, time flies - almost spring (where I live) and my courses are winding up. Now making some promises to start blogging again. Been taking a break, much needed but now feel really charged up / rejunvenated and ready for some thoughtful posts about TEFL, Education and the new technological environment we are swimming in.

But I'm not hear to moan nor…


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