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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


Recognizing a "Good" Teacher

I had a number of wonderful emails about my blog post - So I decided to make the blog post into a presentation.
(download here - with music - Being a good teacher

Also see my almost iconic presentation, Effective EFL Teacher for something similar but not so general.

See all my teacher training presentations (or most) on my Teacher Training channel. Download them all for your use and remix on EFL Classroom 2.0

Downloads: 87

Comment by Carl on November 21, 2010 at 12:22am
'Being a good teacher" causes me to reflect on my own teaching. This is my first semester in Korea, and I am now thinking of how I can do a better job next semester. I would appreciate advice on how to create a curriculum in particular. You ask that question of teachers, yet I am not sure how to begin as a new teacher. I work with 1st/2nd grade high school boys. Can you give some guidelines on how one would begin? Is there a place on this site which would guide a new teacher?

Comment by ddeubel on November 21, 2010 at 5:17pm

Good question and thoughts.... See my blog post where I list things for "new" teachers/members. However, you are right, that's not good enough.

I wish I could show some of my course material for curriculum development but unfortunately, institutions like businesses don't have the spirit of education in them and it is proprietary. Pay to see.

I will go and tag a lot of things shortly with "new". Try that in our search next week, there are some things there now... this should help.

However, as someone who has taught curriculum development, the best thing I can mention for new teachers is to look at a textbook like say, "Interchange". Look at the scope and sequence at the beginning of the book where they list the topics and what functions/language are taught. Take one of these at the right level and follow it but use your own ideas, the activities you find here and on other sites etc.... NOT the bland stuff of the textbook that most awfully (is that a word?) doesn't connect with the student's world/reality or even reality in general.

I'm thinking about offering a beginners TEFL certificate here. You'll here more about it Jan 1st. Mostly because of so many teachers like you who are asking the same thing. It would be accredited by an outside agency but I'd tutor and most importantly guide teachers on how to use and develop materials from online sources. Stay tuned...

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