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ABCs - Alphabet Resources or Ideas?

Started by NEWS NOW in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Oct 17. 73 Replies

I guess the alphabet is our bread…Continue

Tags: children, abc, kids, phonics, reading

Stories to inspire and teach. Share yours.

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

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Swiftian Common Sense - Fire all English Teachers!

The following really is "common sense" but it might shock you. So be forewarned. What follows might tug at your very nature and deep ingrained notions of who you are and what you do / teach.



I propose that the best way to get students to learn English is to fire all teachers.



Yeah, you heard me right - fire all English (as a language) teachers. Or, in order to make the transition easier, phase in the layoffs and shift those with…

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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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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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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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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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Recent ELT Professionals Discussions

We have a booming and lively knowledge based group of teachers - ELT Professionals on LinkedIn. 

Take a look at these most recent discussions, start your own and join in!

Recent Topics:

1. This…

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Go by playgrounds, teachers.

A poem I wrote based on Leonard Cohen's famous "Go by brooks, my love." See all my poetry on my poetry blog. If interested in using poetry in the classroom, this page will be valuable.

See his song Suzanne with a nice lyric listening sheet…

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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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Recent LinkedIN community discussions

We have a very active LinkedIN community sharing a lot of professional knowledge.

Here are the most recent popular discussion. Full archivehere.

Winter 2016

1. Is a Master's really worth it?

2. …

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Happy Holidays

Gif Lingua will soon have Quizlet style games and study materials for each book!

Teachers, copy books and make them your own and edit. Download all books as ppts or epubs. Looking forward to building this tool in the new year and running a huge readathon for schools to compete for great prizes. Stay tuned for…

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What is your philosophy of education?

I 've enjoyed teaching this part of my Education and Schooling course to prospective teachers and so thought I'd share some of the course material with colleagues. 

Here is a nice presentation outlining 5 of the most broad philosophies of education and some information about educational philosophies.…

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The #1 reason to use tech when teaching

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

                              Differentiation



I have thought about this long and hard. I'm not a big proponent of using "tech for tech's sake" or just because it is there and students like it. I sympathize with the argument that…

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It's About The Learning NOT the Teaching

I would like to share one of the ideas that most invigorates and informs me as a teacher. The idea of "Student Created Content" or SCC. I borrow the term from UGC or UCC, "user generated/created content" that is the motor of Web 2.0 and the internet.


What is SCC?

It is an approach that tries to simplify the teaching/learning process and equalize the power relationship that exists between…

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Recent ELT Professionals LinkedIn Discussions

We have a great group of teachers sharing professional know how and knowledge on our ELT Professionals LinkedIn Group.

Join in the conversation. Here are some of the most recent popular ones Spring 2015.  Get a full archive HERE

1.  How reliable…

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Your Teaching Journey

A bit of a reflective post today while I pack and go to TESOL Toronto. Looking forward to seeing many "teaching friends". it's put me in a contemplative mood, about my journey as an educator. About saying who we are as teachers and shining that light into the dark to lead others.

One of the invaluable things a teacher can do is pass on the torch, to help the next…

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Recent ELT Professionals LinkedIn Discussions

We have a great group of teachers sharing professional know how and knowledge on our ELT Professionals LinkedIn Group.

Join in the conversation. Here are some of the most recent ones.  Get a full archive HERE

1. M.A. or Delta? …

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What teaching gives me

So often in teaching, we get caught up in ourselves. What we do and what we contribute. Me, me, me, us, us, us. However, it is often the case that once we get some distance, we see how much our students have given us. How much they've made us grow and learn. It is this oft neglected theme I'd like to comment on today.



I had the pleasure to be a LINC teacher in Canada for a number of years. LINC is short for "Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada" and it is a…

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*NEW Basic TESOL Certificate Course

I've recently overhauled and improved the Basic TESOL Certificate Course.

It is now on a new page, much better presented and easy to use for all teachers - those looking for first certification or experienced teachers…

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Faking it

Today, my "much better half" insisted that our dog Chico could understand Korean. She showed me how he could understand Korean and sit and stay, even give paw. I had a good chuckle.


Not much different to many teachers who believe their students understand them in the classroom! Chico, like so many students, was great at "faking it". Doing the right thing for the wrong reason.…



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