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ABCs - Alphabet Resources or Ideas?

Started by NEWS NOW in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel yesterday. 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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50 Things To Do The First Week Of School

Every journey begins with a simple thought.”

                                                      – anonymous

                                                      

A new school year or semester on the horizon can be overwhelming. So much to…

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Imagine

I made a previous blog post / poem along these lines.  

Let's imagine ....  See the text and video version below. 

Download The Poem As A PDF

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Teaching Young Learners

It's not easy and I value so much, all the selfless toil primary school and young learner teachers do - day in and day out. 

I recently updated and posted my presentation about teaching young learners and things we should pay attention to. Also there, get a link to a whole list of further recommended readings/viewings/resources for your own professional…

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Top 10 Writing Tips

Came upon this presentation I shared with teachers a number of years ago when teaching creative writing.  

Based on my own experience as an author and teacher.  

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Your Knowledge Of Language

Over the last few years, I've created a number of really neat games / quizzes that test teacher knowledge, and metaknowledge about language. Many can also be used with students and test what I call, "language awareness" - how well they recognize other speech patterns and how knowledgeable they are about the…

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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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Recent ELT Professional LinkedIN discussions

Here are some recent conversations of note with many comments and insights. Check them out!  Lots of intelligent, insightful thoughts from educators around the world. 

(not a member of the group? Please join, just takes a second.)

 

EARLIER ARCHIVE -  …

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Dr. Seuss Inspiration

You got to love Dr. Seuss! Also try this "Oh The Places You'll Go" powerpoint

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The 3 A's of a great teacher

Yesterday, exhausted after a full day of speaking with people around the world, stressed out and with lots of "life"on my mind, I stepped back and watched a TED Talk I've been meaning to watch for awhile:  The 3 A's of Awesome. 

 

If you have 20 minutes to spare in your life - WATCH IT!  Neil…

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Low Impact Teaching

Over the last 5 to 10 years, I've been developing new ideas about how we should be teaching in our classrooms.   These ideas have changed as the possibilities and promises of educational technology have become reality.

The most fundamental of these ideas are always revolving around learning and the student. The possibility to differentiate and deliver personlized study to students is the most…

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Recent LinkedIn ELT Discussions

Here are some recent conversations of note with many comments and insights. Check them out!  Lots of intelligent, insightful thoughts from educators around the world. 

(not a member of the group? Please join, just takes a second.)

1.  Tell Me A Word I…

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The Latest LinkedIn Discussions

We have an extremely active and educated/diverse community discussing ELT related issues on LinkedIn.    Here is a round up of the latest and past popular discussions. Come join in on the talkand share your expertise. …

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Student Created Content

It is now almost 2 years since I published my textbook - Teach | Learn.  I'm really proud of the thousands of teachers who've used it in whole or in part. It really more than anything is great to have something out there that represents the sum of…

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The #1 issue facing teachers around the world ...

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

                              The Freedom To Teach



I haven't done much with the #1 lists of late however I'm restarting my engine and will be updating the ebook and this post is a good blast off.…

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It's About Relationships

I've been spending a wonderful Christmas with family and friends in Canada over the holidays.  Lots of activity, birthdays along with parties and the regular Christmas meetings and greetings.  It got me really thinking about life and especially the glue that keeps all life together - relationships. 

In our teaching we get so zoned in, too consumed and absorbed by the particular.  I mean, we are overwhelmed by minutiae and…

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My 2014 Teaching Resolution - Make It Real

get it real Every year, I make a very practical, specific resolution for my teaching. Last year, it was to explore and practice the possibilities of using video in the classroom. This year, it is one big, inspiring one that I hope other teachers will join in - MAKE IT REAL.

Too often, we postpone. We dream, we plan but our resolutions just remain that - ideas. This year, I will follow the…

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Our LinkedIn "Best" Discussions

Linkedin is like a giant machine that marches forward i, destroying alll that before it - all in the name of speed, quickness, flash, the ticker tape. However, I think the best professional development happens slowly, at the teacher's own pace and time. 



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Featured Resource: My General TEFL Reader

One of the nice things about running this community is the charming, inspiring teachers that pass through and who I get to interact with. Nelson Beard who created this next resource is one of them. A truly dedicated teacher who really took my own Karaoke materials and…

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Blend Your Teaching with these Vocabulary and Pronunciation Courses

Today, EnglishCentral released the first version of their Pronunciation and Vocabulary courses. They'll be making some changes and additions as they go along but what they have right now is just "out of this world" and a great leap forward in how students can both gain clear pronunciation and build academic vocabulary quickly.

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Interesting Conversations About Teaching 2

Our LinkedIn group is growing and there is a lot of sharing of ideas. A great place to do some summer professional development or to add your own thoughts. So here are some recent conversations of note with many comments and insights. Check them out! See our previous list of popular conversations here - …

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