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Moodle. ‘Pre-teaching’ (of vocabulary) is a widely-used piece of language teaching jargon, but it’s a strange expression.


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)

A famous study [pdf], conducted almost 40 years ago, found that lottery winners tend not to be happier than other people. Once the initial buzz of winning fades, it says, people revert to their normal happiness levels. But if hitting the jackpot doesn’t put a long-lasting smile on your face, what does? Teachers’ morale is never far from the headlines, with almost half stating they are thinking about quitting in the next five years. Reading list – TEFL Equity Advocates. The Language Teacher Online 20.10: Crossing Borders: The Development Parameter.


Pponinciation anxiety & identity. David Petrie: The autonomous exam student. An ESL Listening Lesson Plan Template. I Had no Idea about How to Teach ESL Listening 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

But, it’s not so crazy and I actually had no system of any sort until I took the CELTA course a few years back. After that course, I could recite the basic ESL listening lesson plan in my sleep! Thank you CELTA! 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

, the Q and A session with Sugata Mitra took place. Questions had been sent in advance of this session, and these appeared in turn on the slides, for Mitra to answer. I attempted to make notes during the session and here is what I managed to catch: Slide one a)If you look at the paper, which was written in 2005, it describes quite carefully what the measurements are.

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. As USA TODAY celebrates it 30th anniversary, we interviewed some of the USA's greatest visionaries to talk about the world of tomorrow: How we'll live, learn and travel, what we'll do and who we'll be.

A world where grades don't exist and learning is free

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- About a mile from the main quad at Stanford University, one of the nation's bastions of exclusive and expensive higher education, a street-level office building across the street from an Olive Garden houses the makings of an up-and-coming contender. 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.

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

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. This Ed Tech Cheat Sheet, which we first encountered on the Mr. G Online edublog, features 24 frequently used terms that teachers and other educators can reference when wading into discussions about the latest trends in educational technology.

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 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. 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!