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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

Favorite Movie about Teaching?

Started by ddeubel in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Apr 23, 2018. 88 Replies

I'd like to compile a list of movies about teaching. What's your favorite one? List one and…Continue

Tags: best, video, film, teaching, movie

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Featured Resource: Bingo Basic

Bingo is a common classroom game especially in the language classroom. However, it is often a time waster (IMHO) and not very communicative at all. Best to make it whole language and functional - about communicating some meaning/idea.…

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Featured Resource: Buzzword Bingo

Buzzword Bingo is a  "game" that works well for lectures or presentations but equally can be adapted by the well prepared classroom teacher. 

It's a simple concept.  Each student gets a card with prepared words in a Bingo grid.  As the lesson proceeds, students have to listen carefully and when they hear a Buzzword, cross it out on their card. The first student to…

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Make your own warning sign!

The Warning Sign generator might be a great way to "warn" students and a classroom management tool. Or it might be just a fun way to learn language!



You just choose a theme, an image and then input your message. Bingo! You have a jpg sign to use. Simply right click on the image produced and "save as".



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My Own Books

My own books is a fantastic site for fostering reading skills and thus, English language acquisition. It was created by member Anne Pemberton, a retired Special Ed. teacher and she has done a marvelous… Continue

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Using short Videos...part 2.

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Short videos like those on Youtube or EFL Classroiom, are perfect "engaging" starters for great language learning. I did a previous blog…
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Use funny clipart in my class!! Resources

To make a

lesson interesting ,using visuals are very important.It is pictures

which come to our minds firstly as we are talking about

visuals.Personally, I use funny cliparts in my lessons ;For example,I

prepare a quiz and I put some funny pictures on the quiz paper to

motivate my students.Sometimes I use them in games like bingo or I try

to make my students speak about the pictures and more ...I have found a

few free clipart websites.…
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The Top 5 Games I've Made

top5 Continuing on with the series of Top 5 games posts - today, I'm offering up the top games I've created. Games not based on any other concept but what I've thought up.



I got into making my own games simply because I saw so much "possibility". A way for me to be creative in the classroom and prime my own teacher development. There is a lot that goes into making a great game;



1. Engagement. How… Continue

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Making online class newspapers

I'm a BIG HUGE CRAZY fan of the power of RSS and aggregation. If you don't know what RSS or "real simple syndication" is - watch this cool Common Craft video.


RSS basically brings things from around the web to you. I've used it…
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Learn English by using a Cell Phone!



Mention cell phones to teachers and "usually" you will get a groan and see their eyes roll. You are looking for trouble!



However, many teachers are realizing that the best way to fight something is not to oppose it but rather to harness its own energy and convert that energy into learning (kind of like what judo is all about...).



Cell phones can ignite student interest and they are an amazingly powerful tool, right in the… Continue

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Misc. Activities (Choose Your Own Adventure, Minimal Pairs, Comic Books)

I've been out of the NSET scene for a bit.  In fact, I am back in America trying to get a job teaching English to English speakers (wowsers).  But I figured I should drop off the last of my lessons that I never put in a post.  Who knows?  someone might need one someday.

 

Comic_books.ppt

I made this PPT for an extra-hour class and ended up using it a lot in other…

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The #1 .... ( teaching tool)

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



blank paper A Blank Piece of Paper



I'm sure many of you might have voted for…

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Why isn't PEACE part of the curriculum?

Project Peace



Today I launched Project Peace, a collaborative project where classrooms from all over the world can share peace videos of themselves. Watch the example videos there and download the songs/lyric cards and take pictures of your students. Put them together with the music and bingo! - you have a peace video. I'll be adding up lots of resources for classroom teachers to access for teaching peace.



I launched this project… Continue

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The #1 .... teaching prop

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

                          A Wig or a Hat

A teacher wears many hats, so why not actually wear one?

Especially for a language teacher, it is imperative to decrease student…

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Top 5 Warning Signs the Teacher isn't yet a Teacher





I know I'll take a lot of flak for this and I know it isn't the standard way to go when talking about "teaching" (the standard approach being to talk about what is "good" teaching), however, during my years of helping teachers, I've come upon some warning signs that set off alarm bells and signal A) the teacher really isn't fit for teaching B) the teacher has potential but really needs some "basic training".



Our profession is unusual. We are experts (us native… Continue

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50 ways to use images in class

 

50 Ways To Use Images

           In The ELT Classroom                 

 

Where words are restrained, the eyes talk a great deal.”

 – Samuel Richardson…

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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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Chatterbots. The Future of Language Learning (Online)????



TALK TO ME! YES ME!Or TALK TO GOD!



If you haven't already, click the above and talk to me. Yes, ME! David. Or Click our Dave… Continue

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Using Flashcards to Teach Languages



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WHY? Games are fun and motivational. They increase student talk time (production).

Visuals add context to the language learning. They are quick and…

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Tag Clouds Coming - Resources and Videos



Video Tag Cloud

I'm working on developing our own tag clouds for the tagged content here. It will be super when it comes available and here is just a preview! This is for the Video content but hopefully at the end of the process, all content will be also in one SUPER CLOUD.… Continue

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Writing Ideas and Activities



“Writing is a way of talking without being interrupted.” -- Jules Renard


“ideas to get your student’s pencils moving” -- Read - The TOP WEBSITES FOR TEACHING WRITING!





Writing is and isn’t an easy thing to do in the classroom. Especially nowadays when students don’t have long attention spans and are… Continue

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