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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


June 2012 Blog Posts (12)

The #1 .... teaching prop

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

                          A Wig or a Hat

A teacher wears many hats, so why not actually wear one?

Especially for a language teacher, it is imperative to decrease student…


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Moving from Taiwan to Australia

Just a quick post to let you know I'm moving back to Australia in early July to take up an Assoc. Lecturer's position with the University of Southern Queensland in Toowoomba.

I will miss Taiwan, but it will be nice to spend a few years back close to my family and children. So, if I've been quiet lately (and for a bit longer) its to do with that big change. I hope you understand.

While I know I'll be working with online students in their EAP program, I don't have many other…


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Musical English Magic

Check out this new and funny way to learn a song in English. Lots of exercises to learn the vocabulary in the song. Including Quizlet sets, fling the teacher games and so much more...


I'm sure you'll love it as well as my students did, after the class they were saying ' Wow I can't seem to be able to forget the song. lol!


They are really happy. 

Just click this link and you'l find out about this new cool stuff.




Commencement. Commencing What?

Tomorrow my students are graduating with their B.Ed. There will be the usual big ceremony, the speeches, the dinner and so on and so on..... Each year over and over like a giant gristmill.

I'm happy with my students. So happy. Also very proud of this bunch of new teachers, they kept their idealism and passion all year and no doubt will bring this energy into teaching, into education. I'm so…


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Song Quiz For ESL – Vol.1

This flash quiz is created by Ridvan B. Saglam for Globus Dil Okulu

Cool song of Taylor Swift,called Safe and Sound, is used for this study…


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The End Is The Start

I ended my year and sent off my new teachers into the wide world of education. Fingers crossed. Lots to relate about my year pontificating and sharing, nurturing, cheerleading teachers to be, to be reflective about education and schooling.

Here though, I'd like to share how successful my "Project Zander" was. Read about this…


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What I Know Now But Didn't Then

fab-tree-hab-growth Teaching a language isn't as easy as it sounds - to do it well. Just showing up to a class and speaking (we call this modeling language) is only half the job. And that other half is an art form that one acquires over the years.

My own growth as a teacher has been on many levels: my beliefs as a teacher, my own classroom management skills, my knowledge of resources, my ability to design…


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Entertaining Stories that teach something

I think all stories, however simple, teach something. That's the power of good narrative. However, some stories are much better at this than others. I have a whole pile of favorites and today want to share on of my all time favorities - Onions and Garlic.  


I've used this countless times…


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Joking Matters

I've spent the weekend reading the Heidegger and a Hippo walk through those Pearly Gates, the sequel to the amazing Plato and a Platypus Walk Into A Bar. Amazing books that combine commentary with jokes.

As I'm reading, I was thinking of how jokes so…


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Sell On Facebook

This blog post is a follow up on my recent post "Disrupting ELT: ebooks".  I'm really keen on the new possibilities web 2.0 and technologies have for "the little guy", us practicing teachers. 

We can now share and produce our own materials quite easily. This community is a…


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The benefits of repe repe repe repetition

hands Over the length of my teaching career, I've changed in many ways. I think my journey mimics that of a lot of ELT teachers.

1. I have slowed down my delivery and instruction considerably. I used to just screech and scream through content. Now, I relax and pause a lot. I take time to enjoy the spaces together. I've realized students need things "a lot" slower and this leads to much more…


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Montage Maker

Today I was experimenting with a cool way to support your classroom instruction and contextualize the language you are teaching. Even make a game of it!

I returned to Grant Robinson, maker of the wonderful Guess The Google game. It's since been retired but now he has adapted it into Montage Maker.

The idea is fairly simple - type…


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