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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

ABCs - Alphabet Resources or Ideas?

Started by NEWS NOW in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Sep 19, 2017. 74 Replies

I guess the alphabet is our bread…Continue

Tags: children, abc, kids, phonics, reading

Top 5 Game

Started by susie silver in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Sep 17, 2017. 14 Replies

Hi David Maybe its obvious to some but I'm not sure how to play and I also want to create a top 5 game as well. What is the point of it. There are always 5 answers. Do the students guess according to…Continue

Tags: 5, top

Use of L1 in the ESL classroom

Started by Evanthia Pogiatzi in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Sep 10, 2017. 4 Replies

Hi people, i'm doing a research on whether is good for English language teachers to use the L1 of the students or the target language (English) when teaching in the classroom. So i would really…Continue

Tags: teaching, methodology, language, l1




May 2013 Blog Posts (9)

Choosing Materials For Our Classes

In my work with EnglishCentral, I'm faced with a lot of judgement calls about video lessons and content on the site. While we want very topical, viral video content - the videos must also meet a  lot of other criteria before being produced on…


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Using Photos When Teaching

In a few weeks, The Image Conference is being held in Barcelona, Spain. I won't be able to attend but EnglishCentral will be a sponsor.

The future of language learning and teaching is visual, is controlled reality. So, I got to thinking about all the powerful ways…


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From Curation to Creation

This past weekend was a great injection of Professional Development for myself and many of the members of my PLN.

The conference was a great buzz and I had the opportunity to attend some great presentations as well as act as a moderator to some of may favorite speakers!!!

Special thanks to Heike Philps  for inviting me to moderate - a great learning experience in itself - and to all the other people who helped organize this great event.

There was…


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Using Video In The Classroom Presentation

Just a quick notification to members that I did a very casual and informal voice over of my presentation - Using Video In The ELT Classroom. Find it HERE

Enjoy and the powerpoint below it can be used to get to the videos shown as examples in the presentation. …


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TeachingEnglish (British Council) Best Blog Post

It is a real honor to be awarded the Best Blog post of the month by TeachingEnglish. Especially since it was voted on by fellow teachers!  I'm not a big one for contests or competition in education but I'll take this one seeing it is from my peers and from an organization I…


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Learning From Others Mistakes

Benjamin Zander asks teachers everywhere to celebrate students' mistakes. They are evidence of learning and we should applaud them and clap for them.  I know it sounds a little counter intuitive but through…


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I've done a lot of sharing of my resources over the last 20 or so years. Now much easier than before, stuffing handouts into big brown envelopes and it taking days/weeks to get to a needy teacher in teachbuktu. I'm a curator at heart, a homeless librarian. 


So time to celebrate. Just got this message from Slideshare, one of the services I've used over the years. …


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It's About Relationships

There is one thing that too often gets left behind in all the post it notes stuck on the door of educational reform: Teacher - student relationships.    Not enough do we hear the message that what education really is about is what invisibly transpires miraculously when a teacher and student connect, really connect.

All of us have had a teacher who really made a difference with us.…


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35 Ways of Using Word Clouds in Language Teaching

I posted this originally on my own blog here:


There are many possibilities for using word clouds in language courses. I've listed around 35 of them here with a few hints on what to do.

- preview a presentation or a…


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