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Started by ddeubel in Websites / links / access to new resources / communities.. Last reply by Nadeem Nawaz Jul 16, 2019. 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, 2019. 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, 2019. 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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Nothing breeds success like success

I've shown this video a number of times during my lectures on "The 7 faces of Happiness".

What it suggests to me are two important things:

1. How important school is to a child/student.

2. How giving students success really promotes more success.

School should be a positive, warm place. A place…


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The #1 (way to motivate students)

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



If you want your students to learn, if you want your students to learn long term, if you want your students to progress --…


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Rewarding Student Achievement

I have always promoted in my own teacher training, the need for teachers to focus on praise and student success. Nothing breeds success like the feeling of success .... 

One way to do so is to give out student achievement…


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Famous Author Interviews

Reading Rockets has a fantastic page of interviews with loads of famous children's authors. All with transcripts too!
Wonderfully insightful, I've spent most of the day avoiding marking and enjoying them.

Here Eric Carle of "The Hungry Caterpillar" and "Head to Toe"…

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The #1 .... (quality of a successful student)


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

Grit / Perseverence

I asked my B.Ed. students this question recently - the number 1 quality that research shows will lead to a "successful" student. They came up with many great qualities but didn't hit the nail on the head -… Continue

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In Praise of Praise

Thumbs_up_by_Wakalani I sat down this morning, coffee at the ready, ready to write some advice to new teachers about the coming school year. I thought about the usual things - classroom management, organization, icebreakers, action research, personalizing, then for some strange reason I started thinking of Mr. Worth, my high school math teacher.

Mr. Worth was a string bean of a man always smiling. He always was standing outside of his classroom greeting every student and not just his own.…


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Electronic Writing Journals - Advice, Examples, Suggestions?

Hi everyone,

I'm a grad student currently working on a CALL topic presentation focused on creating an online writing unit complete with lesson materials. I wanted to integrate an electronic writing journal in which the students would be asked to 1) write on assigned topics and 2) reflect on their learning experiences throughout the course. The goal of the first task was to hopefully prompt the students to share their entries with their classmates and discuss. The goal of the second… Continue

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My Blog Year In Review

2011 was a big year for myself as a blogger. I blog for several organizations in addition to this blog (both this public one and the one on EFL Classroom 2.0). So I'm always shocked by my output - over 270 posts on this blog alone in 2011. However, even more suprised by the joy and pleasure I have making a blog post. I don't count, or do it as a duty. I enjoy sharing, I enjoy the thought I suck upon like a…


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Busy as a Beaver

beavers We have so many "hypothesis" about second language learning. I've commented on this before.

Today, just a shout out to the one thing I know that works for all. Not an hypothesis but a fact, - being busy. It's all about just keeping at it. It's all about day in and day out. That goes for teachers too.… Continue

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Bend it like Beckham. - Hit it like Hiddink!

I'm not much of a soccer player anymore, had my day and that's that. However, I've always admired the success and uniqueness of Guus Hiddink - the coach who propelled Korea to the World Cup semi finals. He coaches like we should teach (and I submit, an English language teacher is more a coach - getting his players to play well than "instruct" preaching at his players. (** he also is a "where I lay my hat is my home" kind of guy - much like many a language teacher)

He is… Continue

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The #1 ...... (site for debate materials)

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

True Tube


I've been on TrueTube since the beginning and watched it flourish as a go to site for great, critical content for educational use.…


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Online Chain Stories - What worked for you?

Another aspect of this writing CALL project that I am working on is to initiate an online chain story with imaginary class. As a pre-lesson activity, I'm asking my students to take a survey I've developed online. The survey is intended to get a gauge on their individual learning styles as well as their preferences for writing topics ranging from politics to science fiction. I'm going to use the results of the survey to develop a chain story. The class is going to be divided into groups and each… Continue

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Standardized Learning

One conclusion I've come to after years teaching - testing and assessment are poorly used as a way for students to learn.

This is curious and unfortunate because students for the most part DO get motivated and energized through tests and quizzes. The pickle is, the way they are designed doesn't make the test a learning experience and rather is meant to trick students.  I'm calling for all teachers to…


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4 tips for fast learning any foreign language


For many people, the idea of learning a foreign language can be exciting and intimidating, especially if the thought brings back memories of learning a …


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Educating Young Minds - What gives?

An interesting article, excerpted below in the N.Y. Times - "Studying Young Minds and how to teach them", got me thinking about something very special today.......

I taught grade 4 for a few years and also began my teaching career as a Jr. Int. teacher. Throughout all the time I've spent with young learners, I've come to one unamazing… Continue

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Monkey Chat -my one online activity that was a real hit

It's funny how sometimes you spend hours creating an activity, sure that the students are going to really enjoy it and learn something too, only to find that you were wrong and the activity is a total flop. Then other times you pull something together quickly and it is a success, go figure!

A few years back I discovered a site which hosts AI chat bots that you can use in your websites. The chat bot itself on a web page is…


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Community News November

ELT Buzz News     |  ELT Buzz Teaching Resources

Dear Teachers,

A few things to relate.  We've been busy transitioning to…


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What Makes a Great Teacher?

There is A LOT that makes a great teacher. I guess that's why this topic comes up over and over and over again. Hard to pin down and wrap it in some formulaic response. However, The Atlantic "What makes a Great Teacher", just tried to and though they hit a lot of nails, they didn't manage to really build a house.

They expound on the "Teach for America", "Race for the Top" and "New Teacher Project", all cash cows to… Continue

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The #1 ... (teaching factor leading to student success)

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

The teacher's own expectation of the students.

Yep, that's right. Teachers who think their students are smart will have smart…


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