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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


July 2014 Blog Posts (7)

Two Way "Tech" Tasks

Two way tasks are the staple activity of the communicative approach. Also known as an "information gap" activity, they force students to communicate with each other in order to retrieve information to complete a task. 

Usually these tasks involve students with…


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So You Want To Be A Teacher?

I threw this together pretty quickly (will remake better when I get time) but was reminded about it when thinking about how important "all in" is when learning. How important it is to shut off our conscious mind and let things in. 

When learning, we learn more if we don't try, don't have our conscious mindkeeper on. (see this article).  Same goes for teaching, we are better teachers when we…


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The "Uncomfortable" Educator

I've always been one to caution teachers about bringing up / raising / planning for controversial issues in the language classroom. In most classrooms it just isn't our job or also worth the risk. We aren't trained counselors and we will never know when the opinions/ideas of these topics will cause harm to students. And a teachers number one dictum is "Do no harm". Just like…


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July Mid-Month Updates

Here are a few updates about what's new or trending on the community this month. 

1. Host An ELT Blog Carnival. A call for all bloggers out there to host a blog carnival this year! Read how and find out about the next one scheduled …


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Host An ELT Blog Carnival!

The ELT Blog Carnival has been going strong for over 7 years!  Hosts get invaluable attention to their own blog and make an incredible contribution to helping foster / nurture a wider professional development community. See examples of past ELT Blog Carnivals at the carnival website -

We are now in need of hosts for future ELT Blog Carnivals. It is…


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Student Voices

Here is a student voice that we all should listen to. Advanced level students can follow along with the transcript or watch the Kinetic Typography version. 

I will not let exam results ... transcript

We need to hear from and listen to our…


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50 Ways To Use EnglishCentral

50 Ways To Use

EnglishCentral offers teachers and students so many opportunities to teach and learn.  We aren’t your standard ed tech “one trick pony” but built by teachers for teachers.  

Here are 50 ways to use EnglishCentral.  Dive in and try a few when…


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