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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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The #1 ...(activity fostering language development)

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

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Retelling



campfire Getting our students retelling, even in a very simple form, is SO powerful! It creates active listeners and learners and really enlivens the learning process.…
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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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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 all in one handy place!  Just like our…

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Support EFL Classroom - Access Everything

Recently, we've begun a lot of work to update the site, improve loading speed and access for members. Free or paid. 

Part of this has been content related. We add new content daily and have also updated or added many new "Premium" products which teachers can purchase to support our costs and time. We thank all those who've been pitching in. But we need members to do more ....…

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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 with…

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Getting your students TALKING - some strategies.

It isn't easy to get students speaking sometimes. But it is well worth it! It is truly the road towards a fluent, confident speaker of English.



I remember when first confronted with a "silent" class. They were really passive and not willing to speak. After lots of trial and error I finally came into class gagged! (yes, I was brash and bold in those days!). I…

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Live The Life - Vocab. Videos

These  videos about Los Angeles, Sydney, London, Barcelona, Paris and Vancouver are great for learning basic vocabulary. Use in conjunction with the flashcard sets we've created (students can also use the sets and play/learn/study/quiz the vocabulary there).

Videos can be…

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Inspiring Ed Quotes

There is nothing so inspiring, so uplifting than a well stated quote.  It really can stir the blood and get the mind moving.



I've made so many presentations over the years in this vein.  I present them here for your enjoyment and reference. Just click the link and off you go.....down the rabbit hole!…



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The Top 10 Reasons To Use Songs In The Classroom

Teachers by training or usually just instinct, know that music works in the classroom. For all ages, for all topics. I've even used a song to teach chemistry!  

This post is further to my well visited Top 50 ways to use music and song in the…

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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 cause. Great teachers broke all the rules because they…

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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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50 tasks for teaching with only a blank piece of paper

I've always been a "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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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 something hilarious about education - the funniest video I know…

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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 Best Practical Teaching…

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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 Resources On EFL Classroom

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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 (archived) members.…

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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 leading to new understanding, renewed motivation and…

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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 Nietzsche would have imagined. I guess that is par…

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