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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

Implementation

Started by Christina Shepherd in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Oct 26, 2017. 1 Reply

How does implementation help you out throughout the year? I am curious to know what things have worked for you and what things have not worked for you through an implementation standard.  Continue

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The 7 "Sensational" Sins of Great Teachers

Yesterday, during a teacher training workshop, I was reminded of a theory I had about "great teachers". Long ago over many beers, in a pub in the Czech Republic, I outlined the idea that a great teacher was a "heretic", a kind of rebel with a…

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50 Ways To Learn English (without a teacher)

Here is the latest 50 list - 50 Ways To Learn A Language (without a teacher). 

Great for teachers to review these with students and point them towards independent learning. 

Get all the 50 lists HERE    Download the PDF version of this list and support my work on patreon.. …

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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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Earth Day

Earth. It is such an important concept and relationship for students. A must to use in our curriculum, I don't care what you teach. Take the opportunity to do something with your class this Earth Day, this spring! Revel in the gift that she gives, mother earth.



Here are some resources, videos, ideas you might use or that might spark a lesson.  Also see our…

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All the 50 Lists

The "50" lists created over the last year have been a huge hit with teachers.

So happy to know that these simple ideas are being used in classrooms everywhere. That's what web 2.0 is all about. 

I thought it would be great to list them…

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50 tasks for teaching with only a blank piece of paper

I've always been "constructivist", meaning that I believe especially with language, students "construct" knowledge and are active participants in the creation of what they know. They don't just swallow and file away ideas but learn through their own filter, culture, personal world as they construct from their own foundation of "knowing". 

My own basic approach for…

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50 holiday activities for Teaching English

We have loads of holiday related materials. Get a start on our Christmas page or in our resources.

Also some nice full lessons in our…

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Top Xmas PPTs

Here are 3 of our most popular Christmas powerpoint games. You'll enjoy using these in class!

1.  Pass The Paper Christmas Carol Version.  Students pass the paper and then have to sing the Christmas Carol when the music stops (if they have the paper). …

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My Funniest Videos about Teaching/Learning English

Time for some levity.

Us teachers need to laugh at ourselves, our profession a bit. This is an absolute must.

 

So here are a few of the classic videos I've laughed at over the last few years. My top 5.Each video has to do with learning English or teaching English.

If you want to watch…

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My Best "Teaching Advice" posts

I'd like to share for the start of a new school year or semester - My best "Teaching Advice" blog posts. Meaning, posts giving teachers some advice about classroom or other practices. This complements my …

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Discussion Prompts

I've been improving my coding skills and especially javascript knowledge.  Wonderful language to create cool apps for language learning and teaching. 

Here are 3 new "random"' generators you can use. Click the buttons below and put up on the screen to prompt students to discuss and answer. Additionally, have students ask a follow up question in their small group or pairs. 

They contain a bank of 100 prompts - I'll be adding more soon.  The Questions are for beginner / low…

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Top 20 Resources

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We have a great community! Pioneering, always fresh.  So much to help teachers. See these testimonials from members.   

There is a lot of content available to free members.  But please…

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50 Quotes To Inspire Teachers

50 Quotes To Inspire (and get teachers thinking) 

                                               

A great quote should be like a “hammer to the head”, a bolt of lightning…

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Controversial quotes about teaching English..... for our EFL 2.0 Family!



I recently came across this great blog post about Six highly provocative quotes in ELT, from the 6 things blog.



I love a good aphorism and though these are all thought provoking, they somewhat lack the punch and umphapha that…

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Top 20 Resources

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We have a great community! Pioneering, always fresh.  So much to help teachers. See these testimonials from members.   Here are the top 20 things that make our community special - by no means all of them!…

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50 ways to use music and song in the classroom

Without music, life would be a mistake.” – Fredrich Nietzsche

                                                      

We could also say "Without music, teaching would be a mistake!" Music just makes any teaching job, no matter how hard, enjoyable.

We also say, “Music makes the world go ‘round” but it also makes learning happen.  Please…

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50 Ways To Use EFL Classroom 2.0

EFL Classroom 2.0 has gone through so many changes over the last 7 years of its existence. But there have been some constants. Always updated. A deep quantity of resources. A personal touch. Inspiration. Unparalleled curation. Sharing.

Yet with such a wide and deep social network, the question constantly arises…

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Searching EFL 2.0

One of my main jobs is helping members find things on this community. We have a deep library of content and it will take a member awhile to find their way around and know the lay of the land. 

Here are a few "search" tips and places you can immediately access to find what you want/need. 

1.  Use either the main page search bar at the top right of every page or…

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50 Timeless Quotes To Inspire Teachers

“Like your body, your mind also gets tired so refresh it by wise sayings.”

                                ~Hazrat Ali

I think many of us get inspiration from sharp quotes that…

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Featured Resource: Conversation Questions

Communicative Competence (CC) is the core of modern language learning theory. We learn language by actively, functionally using it and communicating our meaning so that others know what we mean. It is a very "deep" process which can be directed and guided through set conversation questions/prompts. 

We have …

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