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SITE OF THE DAY - HUNDREDS OF THE "BEST" - Teaching Recipes

Started by ddeubel in Websites / links / access to new resources / communities.. Last reply by Nadeem Nawaz Jul 16. 102 Replies

We are now in our 3rd edition of "Site of the Day"! Hundreds of the best sites for teaching/learning. See #1 and…Continue

Tags: collection, list, web 2.0, resources, websites

ABCs - Alphabet Resources or Ideas?

Started by NEWS NOW in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by Amelia Meirizka Jun 20. 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

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

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Featured Resource: Grammar Tense Timeline

I created the grammar tense timeline while once teaching a whole grammar unit in less than 2 weeks!

I needed something on one sheet that we all could reference and couldn't find anything out there that worked. 

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Featured Resource: Let's Talk

Let's Talk  is a series of powerpoints I made to get students talking.

They all focus on a particular topic and each slide gets students to start speaking and discussing. Purely conversational, they really work.

Sometimes simplicity is the best. I usually give a minute a slide…

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Featured Resource: Funny Stories

Funny Stories is a resource I created based on years of  teaching English through the power of story retelling. Retelling is such an effective way to practice and practice language until it becomes natural. It's easy to do.   Get a ppt and audio as well as the…

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Featured Resource: Music Appreciation Sheet/Lesson

I just blogged about all our music resources. One thing I didn't mention was this very underused resource that is stellar - Music Appreciation Sheet.    Get it here.  (supporters can get the full lesson and materials).  

Rachel also has a nice lesson, along a similar…

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Using Music & Song When Teaching

I remember my beginning days as an English teacher now 20+ years on. Dusty, cold, dirty rag, bucket and chalkboard in a cavernous top floor classroom in E. Europe.  Cambridge books we had to "get through".  I could only survive due to 2 things:  English pub night Friday evenings and adding songs to the monotonous routine of teaching (and of course, lovely students - Vera, Petr, Karl, Zuzanna - remember…

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Featured Resource: Roleplay cards

I'm continuing on until the end of the month, highlighting resources that are a little "below the radar" on the community. Get all the previous posts listed HERE.

Role play cards are…

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Secrets: A Lesson Recipe

Secrets is a great concept to plan a lesson around.  This lesson idea is similar to a lesson I've done countless times about gossip - I heard it through the Grapevine. (Lesson #119 for Supporters). 

 

1.  Write a secret you have on a piece of paper (just make one…

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Featured Resource: The 5 Senses

I put this presentation together from various sources on the web. Exploring the 5 senses.  A little dated but works wonders to base a lesson around this wonderful topic. 

Makes for a complete week of lessons and activities on the 5 senses. A short video for each is included. 

Young…

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Featured Resource: Spin The Question

I could go on and on about what is available in our Teachers' Toolbox.  However, one very cool, low tech powerpoint that is so useful is - Spin The Question.

It is a simple powerpoint which randomly…

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Featured Resource: Coursebooks

I worked quite a few years in Korea as the head teacher trainer at SMOE, the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education.

Basically, my job was to help both Korean and foreign teachers in Seoul become more competent at teaching English. SMOE is the world's largest school board and so it was a challenging job!  Lots of…

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Featured Resource: Alphabet Organizer

This is a very valuable way for students to group vocabulary. Students in small groups write/draw all the vocabulary they can for the most alphabet letter boxes. Also handy for turning this activity into a handy game of…

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Escape From The Big Green Button

'Emma Whitfield sits in an airport on a typical day of fog and drizzle and wonders how she has ended up there.

Six months earlier, after two years of searching for a decent job and with only a folder of rejection letters to show for it, she makes a sudden decision to ditch her demoralising photocopying career and run away to Prague to become a teacher, thinking this might kick-start her life again.

This is a story of ex-Communist tower blocks, radioactive goulash, energetic…

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Student Learning & Trust

 One thing that I've concluded after a few decades in school systems is they operate with a profound distrust of students. Distrust that left on their own students would want to learn something, even choose to learn.

It's true.  Even the most well intentioned teachers I speak with have a belief that children need to be cajoled, pushed, prodded and controlled - all so they will do the work and…

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Featured Resource: What The Wordle

 

 Teaching vocabulary can sometimes be trying. Mostly because it involves a lot of "new" stuff for students and a lot of slogging through, a lot of hard work on the part of the learner.

 

What The Wordle helps! They are a series of presentations, games really, that I made to "liven up" vocabulary…

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Featured Resource: Ontario Reader

Continuing on with featuring very little recognized resources here. This one, is one I used a lot teaching new immigrants in Toronto years ago - The Ontario Reader.

Though some stories may be a little dated, they are excellent leveled reading material with great exercises for each to…

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