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ABCs - Alphabet Resources or Ideas?

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

I guess the alphabet is our bread…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. 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

Favorite Movie about Teaching?

Started by ddeubel in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Apr 23. 88 Replies

I'd like to compile a list of movies…Continue

Tags: best, video, film, teaching, movie

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


August 2011 Blog Posts (19)

School Starts Tomorrow!

Yep, time to get serious, school is starting!

In keeping with this year's promise to be more personal on my blog, I have some news of my comings and goings. I'll be starting to teach at the university I attended for my own B.Ed. After a year off, relocating back to Canada, working fervently (and still will) with EnglishCentral, teaching online (and still will), I'm raring to get back in the… Continue

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We Now Have "View Count"

Dear Bloggers/members,


We now have a view count on all blogs and forum posts!    We've had this for a long time on videos/photos. 


Right now, view counts are just starting so will be quite low or naught, on old posts. But it will give our bloggers and forum users a good idea of what's…


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My Best "Practical" Teaching posts

I'd like to share for the start of a new school year or semester - My best "Practical" blog posts. Meaning, posts about actual resources to be downloaded, used in class. Lesson ideas. This complements my …


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The Fearless by Gokce Mehmet Ay


The Fearless was written by…


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English In Life Weekly Newspaper

 Learning English can be difficult sometimes.  To make this process easier and funnier, we have decided to prepare a weekly newspaper for learners.  Every Friday you can  find a new one on this page.

has some funny stories, some short news and web sites where you can…


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Stories For Fun 2 by Ridvan Saglam

These original jokes were found and redesigned by Ridvan Saglam.  Stories are presented with a colourful design to make them more attractive for readers and also they can be read and understood easily with the possible unknown vocabularies whose…


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Going To Pieces

Most enthusiastic language teachers "Go To Pieces", meaning they literally use material that is in pieces and compels students to practice and communicate. At its heart, "pieces" is a way of teaching that puts communication at the core of language teaching and learning.

Think about it. "Pieces" as an approach or frame, stretches over a wide swath of materials, methods…


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Paying to "Learn to Run"

Yesterday, went out for a nice bike ride. Beautiful weather, wind at my back and then baam! a flat. So I had to walk my bike home.

The benefit of this was that I could slow down, think, become more aware of my surroundings. One thing I noticed was a poster tacked to a telephone pole. It read: Trail Running Clinic: Come Learn to Run Trails. blablabla $40.00.

I almost fell… Continue

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Youtube API video players down

Google/Youtube is working on this.. please be patient. Thx. 


Hello All,

The Data API engineering team is aware of the current issues that areaffecting all playlist-related API calls (retrievals, additions,updates, deletions). They believe that they know what the root causeof the issue is, and they're working to get updated code pushed out tothe production servers to restore functionality.

I'll be updating this thread with more information about the timelinefor the fix…


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Peace in Education

"Establishing lasting peace is the work of education"

     - Maria Montessori

I'm back on the war path again - beating the drum of peace!

I think "Peace" an essential part of… Continue

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Enter the next blog carnival

A Journey in TEFL will host the 21st EFL / ESL / ELL Blog Carnival Sept. 1st. Get your entries in - the theme is icebreakers, warmers and getting started. Perfect for the new school semester.

Submit your entry in our handy…

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An Inspiring Educator

I've been seeking inspiration for my own teaching. I'm still teaching online, working online, but will after a year outside "the regular classroom" be returning to the reality of 4 walls.

You can't replace F2F. I wrote a bit about missing this before and I've been yearning for awhile, to be… Continue

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Songs with Lyric Sheets - so many!

I just spent an hour or two tagging all the songs on EFL Classroom that have lyric sheets. Wow! Didn't know we had so many. Find them here. Look below the video for links, many with ppts too. Plus, see our International Second Language Singers… Continue

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Learning Through Stories

I've been continuing with my professional development series of stories - still focusing on Hodja the Turkish Trickster - entitled: Learning Through Stories.  In video, I tell a story or read a story. Teachers should use it to reflect on their own teaching. Then compare with my own interpretation. More stories and of different types,coming soon. 


Get many more stories in my 3 year collection…


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Death by Popularity

"I firmly believe that respect is a lot more important, and a lot greater, than popularity."  Julius Erving


This post might unsettle you - so advanced warning. Just my opinion. The rest of August I'll be chiming in with many other provocative opinions about the web and… Continue

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The "Way" forward - thoughts on new schooling

Sometimes one is surprised by how life conspires to throw things into your path. In doing so, you just have to trip over them, notice them and come upon a clearer view and vision of "the way" and what is there.

I've been training teachers for a number of years. In that training, I've always accented two approaches; teaching less to achieve more and the benefits of using…


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The Flipped Curriculum - a short version

I had a great time presenting some of my ideas on The Flipped Curriculum at RSCON 3. Thanks to all who attended. Here's the "short" version, a rerecord. Please go to the webpage I mention, for videos, resources, readings on the Flipped Curriculum. Aplogizes for the low volume! But I"m killing two birds with one stone - also showing you a site I love and with lots of potential -… Continue

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