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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

ABCs - Alphabet Resources or Ideas?

Started by NEWS NOW in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Sep 19, 2017. 72 Replies

I guess the alphabet is our bread…Continue

Tags: children, abc, kids, phonics, reading


Smart Choice - Culturally Specific Content

Smart Choice - Culturally Specific Content.

I'm not a big one for giving publishers promotion - not because I don't believe in textbooks yadda yadda... rather because I think that "profit" should stay away from those things directly concerned with learning and education. However, I understand realities and "good things" when I see them , so I'd like to suggest readers check out Oxford Univ. Press's "Smart Choice" - free materials (yes, free - don't know for how long so I've collected some for us...).

Culturally Specific Topics and content are so important to learners (see my presentation on this topic). Smart Choice offers some great photos (which you can also find  here in ppt on EFL Classroom  ). Really super stuff for contextualizing presentation of vocabulary topics. Further, they offer a few free lessons specific to many countries. Go here to check them out and download (I'll be saving them here on EFL Classroom for future reference). They are wonderful! Very communicative in orientation and approach and students can use the flashcards/cards / pictures to play the well described activities and games. There are 4 worksheets - 1 for each level. See the ones attached for Korea.

So my hats off to Oxford - at least this once! Great to see a publisher producing such wonderful CSC - Culturally Specific Content!!!!!


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