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Dr. Lori Desautels. Dr.

Dr. Lori Desautels

Lori Desautels, is an assistant professor at both the undergraduate and graduate levels at Butler University in Indianapolis. Before coming to Butler University, Lori was an Assistant Professor at Marian University in Indianapolis and earlier on taught children and adolescents with emotional challenges in the upper elementary grades, worked as a school counselor in Indianapolis, was a private practice counselor and co-owner of the Indianapolis Counseling Center, and was a behavioral consultant for Methodist Hospital, in Indianapolis on the adolescent psychiatric unit. Lori's passion is engaging her students through neuroscience in education, integrating Mind Brain Teaching and Learning Strategies into her courses at Marian and now Butler University . Lori has conducted workshops throughout the the United States and abroad, recently returning from Dubai. How to be happy: a guide for teachers (and everyone else)

What makes someone happy?

How to be happy: a guide for teachers (and everyone else)

Reading list – TEFL Equity Advocates. The Language Teacher Online 20.10: Crossing Borders: The Development Parameter.

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Pponinciation anxiety & identity. David Petrie: The autonomous exam student. An ESL Listening Lesson Plan Template. I Had no Idea, too I’m always surprised when I get reader questions or talk to people preparing for their upcoming job interviews that they don’t know how to make a basic lesson plan.

An ESL Listening Lesson Plan Template

Do coaching and technology make a good fit? - Biz-E-training. IATEFL 2014: Q and A with Sugata Mitra – Saturday 17.00 BST: a summary. At 17.00 BST (18.00 Palermo time!)

IATEFL 2014: Q and A with Sugata Mitra – Saturday 17.00 BST: a summary

No document camera? No problem! Use your smartphone, Dropbox, and PicMonkey to do even more! Image courtesy of Cushing Library Holy Names University One of the tools I use quite a bit in my English for Academic Purposes (EAP) classroom is a document camera.

No document camera? No problem! Use your smartphone, Dropbox, and PicMonkey to do even more!

While I tend to use a lot of computer based tools, it is still easier (and in some ways better) to have students work in pairs and groups on writing projects with pens and paper. Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion. A world where grades don't exist and learning is free. Carl Dowse 2012. YouTube. The greatest creative writing activity ever. UPDATE: This post was awarded the British Council’s Teaching English blog award for February, 2013.

The greatest creative writing activity ever

9 Tools to Create E-magazines and Newspapers for Your Class. 1- Uniflip UniFlip converts your magazine, brochure or catalog from its original PDF format into an exciting, professional multi-media digital format with pages that flip. 2-Joomag Joomag is a web tool that lets you create your own magazines using a simple online editor.

9 Tools to Create E-magazines and Newspapers for Your Class

You can draw shapes, write texts, add rich media elements like video and audio players. 24 Ed-Tech Terms You Should Know. If you’re a teacher or administrator who has been to an educational conference or sat in on a product demo featuring the latest classroom innovation, you know that the intersection of schools and technology is littered with buzzwords. From mLearning to mobile apps to asynchronous instruction, the ed-tech landscape is equal parts high-gloss marketing and roll-up-your-sleeves instruction. In the face of increased pressure to improve student performance, how can K–12 educators cut through the promotional hyperbole and put the focus where it should be — on classroom improvements? It helps if you speak the language. How tablets are invading the classroom.

European Network of Language Teacher Associations. Alternative Video Use in the Flipped Classroom. Guest post by FLN executive director, Kari Arfstrom.

Alternative Video Use in the Flipped Classroom

Recently, you may have heard about flipped learning. If you read any professional journals or education publications over the summer break, most of them have written at least one story on this new ideology. Every education blogger seems to have an opinion on the topic as well. National news organizations like CNN and NPR have covered it, along with the New York Times and the Washington Post, which has done multiple stories. Your local newspaper or TV station may have run a story on a school in your area. Find the meanings and definitions of words at OxfordLearnersDictionaries.com.

A place of greater safety. Motivation is key to learning, the carrot being better than the stick, and if the carrot is brought in by the learner themself, why, even better.

A place of greater safety

Of course, motivation is a lot of things: it’s output from input (as a ratio), it’s challenge, engagement, effort, empowerment, being energised, it’s having needs met and then some. As teachers, we often think of needs in linguistic or language learning terms: he needs to be able to write business emails to engineering companies, she needs to be able to understand articles about plant genetics, he needs to pass his first year secondary school exam, she needs to improve her pronunciation as she’s difficult to understand.. and so on. Goal 10: Spread Your Knowledge (15+ Tools to Bookmark, Aggregate, Curate) Posted by Shelly Terrell on Thursday, June 14th 2012 Goal 10 of The 30 Goals Challenge for Educators ! Click the link to find out more about the new changes to this year’s 30 Goals Challenge for Educators! ““If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it. ” ~ Margaret Fuller Short-term - share resources you have collected about a topic with colleagues at school or online.