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SITE OF THE DAY - HUNDREDS OF THE "BEST" - Teaching Recipes

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

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To The Unknown Teacher


These few meager, to the bone words, go out to all the teachers who are "unacknowledged", under the radar in their magnificence.

I'm sure we can all name many of them. They support us, encourage us. They don't make a big splash, aren't particularly memorable but they "get the job done" - the job being to nurture the diamond in all students, to polish it, to make it believe in itself and make it shine.

I just came back from a hospital visit to a former "unknown teacher", Mr. Worth. I've written about him previously in the post, "In praise of praise". Mr. Worth, just understatedly went about doing his miracles. He wasn't ever in the limelight. He never sought it. Instead, he was about the students, helping, going that extra mile and was a teacher 24/7, 8 days a week.

It wasn't easy seeing him on his last legs, frail, fighting cancer and near death (but still transcending this monster). We always think of "our" teachers as strong, confident, in control. Yet life/death has its way with us all - even great teachers, teachers who are "unknown" and keep the lights on and hope alive.

Mr. Worth, Doug, my thoughts are with you and your family. You've done what only most teachers could ever dream - you've touched eternity in a thousand ways and made this world a much better place than if you hadn't been.

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