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Free teleprompter. Free teleprompter. Activities for Learners | Learning English | Cambridge English. Reading lesson plans: Mobile phones. English news and easy articles for students of English. ESL Lesson Plan on the Burka - Breaking News English Lesson. 1. WORD SEARCH: Look in your dictionary / computer to find collocates, other meanings, information, synonyms … for the words... 'bank' ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ and 'robber'. ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ • Share your findings with your partners. • Make questions using the words you found. • Ask your partner / group your questions. 2.

•Share your questions with other classmates / groups. 3. 4. 5. Apologize careful senior resign others thousands been while female remove recent full. Teaching English online: opportunities and pitfalls. Sylvia Guinan, online English teacher, website editor and winner of the British Council TeachingEnglish blog award, walks us through the opportunities and pitfalls of teaching online in one of our top five articles of all time, illustrated by artist Jamie Johnson. There are many different things to consider when it comes to online teaching. The good news is that online teaching opens up new levels of creativity and opportunity for you as a teacher.

In a way, it drives you to surpass yourself and focus more on best practice as well as innovation. As for students, they deserve to be taught with 21st-century technology. Technology basics Many freelance teachers teach through Skype. Resources and content creation As for resources, the following sites have wonderful materials if you don’t feel like re-inventing the wheel. Beyond that, you may wish to supplement your basic course offerings, specialise for specific purposes or simply follow your own instincts and inspiration. Building rapport. 7 Secrets for ESL Learners FREE ebook. Online courses from British Council. British Council LearnEnglish | Free resources to learn English. TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC. TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC.

Action Research - Stop, Start, Continue. I get students to brainstorm all the kind of things I as a teacher do and things which we do in class. Some examples might be: speaking in pairsplaying gamesexplaining grammarsetting homework Once I have a list of the main areas, I give out a sheet of paper to each student and get them to draw three columns on the page.

I then get them to write the words stop, start,and continue, one word at the top of each column. I then ask them to think about the things we do in class and write a comment about them in one of the columns. It may well help to leave your students alone to discuss this together as this often makes them less inhibited. Let the students leave the papers in a pile and then you can collect them up at the end of the lesson. Once you've read them, it is important of course to act on what you've read. Willy Cardoso: Classroom based teacher development. About the webinar Recorded in 2013, this webinar with Willy Cardoso looked at several aspects of classroom-based teacher development: Approaches to teacher development that start from inside the classroom How to involve learners in our development Self- and peer-observation tools How to increase the validity (and currency) of our classroom-based knowledge Critical teacher development (or ‘beware of TEFL slogans’) About the speaker Willy Cardoso has taught English for 12 years in Brazil, UK and Spain, written hundreds of articles on language education in his blog Authentic Teaching, and recently co-authored Real Communication: Culture Reading (Macmillan China).

An aficionado of complexity thinking, philosophy, and critical methodologies in education, Willy has tried to bridge the gap between theory and practice to promote self-directed teacher development. At the moment, Willy is finishing his MA in Education and starting out as a committee member of IATEFL Teacher Development SIG. TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC. Схема анализа урока. 1. Общие сведения: дата, класс, школа, фамилия, имя, отчество учителя.

Тема учебной программы, тема урока. 2. Соблюдение техники безопасности и санитарно-гигиенических норм работы с компьютером. 3. 4. 5. 6. O научность - учет новейших достижений в информатике на уроке (понятие исполнителя, синтаксические диаграммы, доказательство правильности алгоритмов и т.п o наглядность — использование графической информации, таблиц исполнения алгоритмов, записи текстов с отступами и т.д o последовательность — логическая стройность излагаемого материа­ла, отсутствие пропусков в изложении, цикличность изучения сложных понятий; o связь с практикой - прикладные задачи, ориентация содержания на требования жизни в компьютерном обществе. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. O выполнение плана урока; o достижение целей урока; o особенно интересное и поучительное на уроке; o что произвело на уроке наибольшее впечатление; o какие изменения целесообразно внести при повторном проведении урока на эту же тему; o оценка урока. 1. 2. 3.

Observation Tasks. Classroom Observation Tasks: A Resource Book for Language Teachers and Trainers by Ruth Wajnryb. 13 TEFL Observation Tasks. It’s amazing how much you can learn from observations. Unfortunately, in my experience, many language schools use observation primarily as an assessment tool rather than for professional development purposes. This post describes a range of simple but useful TEFL observation tasks. They can be used by a Director of Studies, teacher trainers on TEFL or professional development courses, and by teachers observing their peers. Also, some of them could also be used by teachers who record and then analyse their own teaching.

These TEFL observation tasks are probably more appropriate for newer teachers but experienced teachers may find them helpful, especially for identifying their own bad habits. I know that I could certainly benefit from being observed when I train teachers as I’m sure I am just as guilty as anybody of failing to practise what I preach! These TEFL observation tasks should be adapted to your particular teaching contexts. How approachable and accessible are they?

Over to you. 70 Humorous Stories and How to Tell Them. NOTE: There is some R-rated language in this area. Before reading further, please be aware of this! I am not a comedian, but I am a professional ex-salesman and teacher. I make my living teaching and selling to people. One of the most successful products I have had in my stock has been my sense of humor and ability to be funny when telling a humorous story. I have always preferred the story over the one-liner; not only are they funnier but they last longer. The story/joke-telling skill has so many uses: Let me teach you how to tell a good story. Let me list for you the important general highlights of telling a good story. Here is a selection of seventy stories, some short, some long, a couple I wrote, some I embellished, and some I heard over the years. Most of these stories are rated PG. Here's a list of the seventy stories (actually there are more than seventy stories, in case you've heard a couple of them).

Lady Gets on a Bus A lady gets on a public bus. The man replied: Crazy animals and other activities for teaching young learners. Creativity in the English language classroom. Using students' first languages in the classroom. Summary: Using students' first languages in the classroom Whether it is better to use the students' first language (L1) in class or have an English-only policy is something that has been much debated and that has seen many changes of fashion over the years.

It seems, therefore, that the only sensible reaction an individual teacher can take to this controversial subject is to neither accept nor reject the use of L1, but simply to search for an ideal level of its use in each individual class- maybe changing its use as the class progresses in level or changes in other ways. Here are some tips to help you spot if you have found your own perfect level of L1 use in your classes and how to adjust the level if you haven't reached that point yet. Possible signs that there is too much L1 in your classroom 1. Possible signs that you could usefully have more L1 in your classroom 1. Other signs that you might not have the balance of L1 use in class right 1. 1. Copyright © 2008 Alex Case.

Why are so Many of our Teachers and Schools so Successful?: John Hattie at TEDxNorrkoping. What makes a good teacher great? | Azul Terronez | TEDxSantoDomingo. 30 Ways to Arrange Students for Group Work. Students participating in group work is a key ingredient in student learning. When students are able to verbalize their ideas, listen to one another, share authentic discussion, and create common products, they are much more actively engaged in the learning process.

However, there is a multitude of ways that a teacher can arrange students for group work, and the effective teacher may choose to implement different strategies for different outcomes. Look at the following ideas for how you might consider arranging students for group work. Teacher-Assigned Groups 1. 2. 3. A few classroom management suggestions to help you make the most of the holiday... We solve the 21st century equivalent of “The dog ate my homework”: Recovering... Here are a few teaching strategies from seasoned teachers on how to get through... A few ways that you can stay and healthy fit this school year.

Learning isn’t as one-way as we tend to think. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Students Choose Groups 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. Football World Cup. Nine out of ten parents worry about kids online − yet few act. The internet is arguably the new frontier for communication, collaboration and business but, with criminals also using it for ill-gotten gains, it does have its bad parts too. And this is making life difficult for parents struggling to keep up with their child’s technology obsession. In bygone eras, parents’ concerns over their children were relatively simple: they worried if they were healthy, happy and socially adept at school and other challenging environments. As they got older, they considered too the challenges of new relationships, new careers and living quarters.

However, while these issues are still valid, today’s parents find themselves facing a whole host of new issues, many of which arise from their son or daughter’s use of the internet such as social media and privacy. All of these services have many good qualities, but they’ve also given rise to cyberbullying – suffered by as many as one in four students in the US – revenge porn and financial and ID theft. Parental concern. Myths about child bullying, school bullying, school phobia, no blame etc. This is the original Bullyonline website developed by the late Tim Field. It is provided as a testament to his pioneering work. Visit our new website. There's no bullying here It's in schools which say "there's no bullying here" that you are most likely to find bullying. Bullying happens in every school; good schools are proactive in their approach and deal with incidents of bullying promptly, firmly and fairly.

Ignore it Never ignore bullying; bullies use provocation to elicit a response from their target and if you ignore it the provocation will get worse. Stand up for yourself It's funny how people who simply say "stand up for yourself" never, ever, tell you how to stand up for yourself. Victims of bullying don't know how to defend themselves verbally or physically Society, parents and schools do not teach children the skills of physical, psychological, emotional and verbal self-defence.

Only weak people are bullied Only the best are bullied. More information. Bullying In The Classroom: The Ultimate Guide To Stopping It. Chances are one of your students is being bullied. And if you’re like most teachers, you’re either unaware of it or you don’t know how to stop it. This is why bullying has become epidemic. The teacher is the only one in position to put a stop to it, and he or she is ill-equipped to do so. This isn’t another article about teaching manners or preaching respect. It’s not about group counseling or community circles.

This is about putting an end to bullying. It’s about protecting your students and their right to learn and enjoy school without being threatened, terrorized, or picked on. It’s about stepping in and saying, “I’m your teacher, and you will not be bullied. If you want to be that kind of teacher, if you want to end bullying in your classroom forever, if you want to take a stand for those who can’t always stand for themselves, then keep reading. How To Stop Bullying This website can help any teacher get control of, and then thrive in, any classroom. This article is no different. Supervise. Resources to Fight Bullying and Harassment at School. Bullying Prevention Curriculum Visit the websites below to find videos, activities, and lesson plans you can use in the classroom: For more planning tips, the following Edutopia posts are good to reference: Student Voice and Leadership PACER’s five-step guide, Unite Against Bullying – School Event Planning Guide, provides helpful information on working with students to plan bullying prevention events.

The PACER Center's web pages on Student Action and School Action showcase examples of actions taken by students and schools to prevent bullying. For more inspiration, check out these examples of student voice and leadership from Edutopia: Resources for Parents "Creating a Safe and Caring Home" from NSCC includes guidelines for parents to help children feel safe and create positive environments for children. Communicating With Schools Cyberbullying What are some ways you can initiate conversations with your children about cyberbullying? School-Wide and District-Wide Approaches Restorative Justice. Shaping Tech for the Classroom. The biggest question about technology and schools in the 21st century is not so much "What can it do?

" but, rather, "When will it get to do it? " We all know life will be much different by 2100. Will school? How close will we be to Edutopia? First, it helps to look at the typical process of technology adoption (keeping in mind, of course, that schools are not typical of anything.) Dabbling.Doing old things in old ways.Doing old things in new ways.Doing new things in new ways. Until recently, we have mostly been dabbling with technology in our schools: A few Apples here.

Old Things in Old Ways When a new technology appears, our first instinct is always to continue doing things within the technology the way we've always done it. That is almost exclusively what we now do with educational technology. People certainly are putting courses, curricula, and lesson plans online. But new technology still faces a great deal of resistance. Old Things in New Ways The Big Tech Barrier: One-to-One. Tools for Educators - Dice Maker. From Tools for Educators: Create your own custom dice with pictures, text or both images and text.

You can make dice with just your text or choose an image category below to make dice with those images. (See below for some ideas on how to use the dice.) Make dice with text only make one die per page make two dice per page Make dice with images: The basic idea for using these dice in communication classes is that students roll the dice and use the vocabulary that comes up. A few general ideas on how to use these dice to get you started: - You can mix a text die with punctuation like '.' '? ' - Make text dice with phonics digraphs, reading rules, and combinations. . - Make dice with numbers and different operators ( + , - , x ) or just use regular dice plus the operator dice for simple math practice. - Make text dice with set questions or better yet, just the beginning, 'Have you ever ...? ' - Combine the text dice with the printable board games in examples like those above. RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms.

Structured Groups: Using Structured Groups In The Classroom Video. TeachThought: We Grow Teachers. The Reading Life: Short Stories. Intergroup Contact Theory: Past, Present, and Future | Magazine issue 2/2013 - Issue 17 | In-Mind. Первые шаги учителя в школе. Cross cultural communication | Pellegrino Riccardi | TEDxBergen. Cross Cultural Communication | Communication Theory.

Вход - Почта Mail.Ru. Ideas for songs to teach English grammar - TeflTunes.com. BBC Voices - Accents and dialects. British Accents and Dialects. Culture - the fifth language skill. Culture - the fifth language skill. American vs. British English - Vowel Sounds - Pronunciation differences.

British vs American | English Pronunciation Lesson. Differences between British and American English. Завтрак. What to consider when teaching English in large classes. Whole Child Development Is Undervalued. School Radio - Nursery songs and rhymes. Music and Movement Activities. 45+ Quick & Easy Kids Crafts that ANYONE Can Make!

How to teach children English using illustrated storybooks. Подвижные игры для детей 2-3 лет. Физическое развитие. Занимательное рисование для детей 5-7 летenglishlittle. УРОКИ РИСОВАНИЯ ДЛЯ ДЕТЕЙ | Материалы. List of 30 Top Environmental Concerns. Solutions To Environmental Problems: Institute of Environmental Sustainability: Loyola University Chicago. B480 Special Need Publication A4 V5 Final MR. I Said I Want the Red Bowl! Responding to Toddlers' Irrational Behavior | Expert Tips & Advice . PBS Parents. Symbolic play and language development. The cognitive benefits of play: Effects on the learning brain.

Why play-based learning? (free article) - Early Childhood Australia. Importance of play for babies & children. How young children learn English through play. Play • ZERO TO THREE.

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