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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

Implementation

Started by Christina Shepherd in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Oct 26, 2017. 1 Reply

How does implementation help you out throughout the year? I am curious to know what things have worked for you and what things have not worked for you through an implementation standard.  Continue

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July Mid Month Updates

Lots of new things on the community this month. No break for us! Please see what we highly recommend below. 

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May Mid Month Updates

Lots of new things on the community this month. Please see what we highly recommend below. 

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April Mid-Month Community Updates

See below, the latest and greatest new resources posted on the community. Hope you find them useful!

Two things. 

1, If you aren't a paid supporter, please consider donating through our new…

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Spring 2018 - Popular Recent LinkedIN Discussions

Happy Spring! 

Here for your reference are some of the most popular discussions of recent note on ELT Professionals.

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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 and support my work on patreon.. …

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Mid - March Updates

Lots of new things on the community this month. 

Paid members please note that we've returned to our old database after some problems and complaints about access. If you can't download resources - please…

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Top advice to teachers about using technology when teaching



Find more videos like this on EFL CLASSROOM 2.0



I've spent thousands of hours giving workshops on using technology to teach. Exhausting but always practical and focused on allowing technology to be helpful and in the background as teachers…

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Jan. Mid Month Updates

Lots of new things posted on the community to start 2018! Check them out at your leisure! 

Also, Gif Lingua, the best Extensive Reading site for English language learners rolls…

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Are you a committer (or a quitter)?

I'm busy making some life shattering, shaking changes.  Not easy to do so, especially when one gets older and offered so much "security".  However, I've always been one to follow Thoreau's dictum and "dance to the beat of my own drummer".  The only way I can survive, smile and keep sucking on the fruit that is…

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Cursing and Swearing in the classroom



As a teacher, I really didn't follow the standard "levels" of fluency - all those test numbers or beginner - intermediate - advanced. No, I had my own standards, my own way of placing this bar.



For me, there were only 3 levels or abilities.



1. able to answer all the general questions and…

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Recent Popular ELT Professionals LinkedIn Discussions

Happy New Year!  Wishing you a great 2018 teaching year. 

Here for your reference are some of the most popular discussions of recent note on ELT Professionals.

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Summer and Fall 2017 ELT Professionals Recent 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!

See the previous archive of important…

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Nov. Mid Month Updates

Lots of new things this month.  Check them out at your leisure!  Happy teaching in your classroom - keep the fire burning!  Miss the Nov. newsletter?- read it here. …

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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.

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The "Din" inside the head

insidehead I've written a lot about Krashen's ideas on this blog. Fundamentally because they focus so well on what is "essential" in language learning.

 

He doesn't suffer fools gladly and I'm glad about that.



I was going over his online articles and especially his seminal work - Second Language Acquisition and Second Language Learning. I kept coming back to the feeling I had as a teacher -…

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Zen and the Act of Teaching

I've been pleased as punch by the feedback for this reflective journal.

It will be mentioned and highlighted in several publications this fall as well as  the hardcover book for purchase, being used in several teacher training programs. If you do use as a hardcover book in a teaching program or wish to purchase and support our community - thanks in…

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Top 5 Lectures about Education & Technology

This is a follow up to my recent: Top 5 Inspirational presentations about Educational Technology

Over the last decade there have been some great lectures made available…

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Mid - October Community Updates

Lots of new things on the community this month.  Get an overview by checking out our New Resources magazine or seeing "…

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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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