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Glasgow Excursion Blog: IATEFL 2017 – This is the blog of the ELT Research and Methodology Graz excursion to the 2017 IATEFL conference in Glasgow. Contacts - David Heathfield. Books - 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind. So, what do you want to be when you grow up?

Books - 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind

That question may appear a little trite, but think about it for a moment. Are you--right now--who you want to be, what you dreamed you'd be, doing what you always wanted to do? Be honest. Sometimes people find themselves achieving victories that are empty--successes that have come at the expense of things that were far more valuable to them. If your ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step you take gets you to the wrong place faster. A discussion about re-inventing our profession. How to get a distinction in your Delta module 2 Background Essays. I suppose the title could be considered clickbait, but the idea is to try to help you to do well during Delta module 2.

How to get a distinction in your Delta module 2 Background Essays

I got a distinction in my first three Background Essays, and imagine LSA4 (which is externally assessed) was up to the same standard. You can do it too, and I think the following tips and reading suggestions will help. There are two things that I think can help you do well at the Background Essays. Teacher, Trainer, Materials Developer. Öğrencilik yıllarımı düşündüğümde teknolojinin derslerimize dahil edilmesine ilişkin hatırladığım ilk şey lisede İngilizce derslerimizde okuma parçaları ile ilgili sahneleri gösteren negatiflerin duvara yansıtılmasından ibaret.

Teacher, Trainer, Materials Developer

O hareketsiz çizimlere bakıp bir yandan da okuma parçasını kasetten dinlerken sürükleyici bir dizi film izler gibi büyük keyif alırdık. Tabii bir de tepegözler vardı. 100 Things You Can Do To Improve Your English - Langports. Hester is a teacher at Langports’ Gold Coast campus who has strong beliefs about education.

100 Things You Can Do To Improve Your English - Langports

She has set up her own website and blog to help her students. She has set up her own website and blog to help her students Her blog for this week is a list of 100 things you can do to improve your English. Have a read of the below list and we are sure you will find a lot of helpful tips to improve your English! Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Be confident. * Motivation 1. An article by Dörnyei and Csizer (1999) “Ten commandments for motivating language learners: results of an empirical study” in the LTR journal ( (see the Articles section of this website for a copy) predates all Dörnyei’s more recent work, where he develops an “integrated theory” of motivation (see, for example, Dörnyei, Z., & Ushioda, E. (2011).

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Teaching and researching motivation (2nd ed.). Harlow: Longman). The authors say in the abstract “Two hundred Hungarian teachers of English from various language teaching institutions were asked how important they considered a selection of 51 strategies and how frequently they used them in their teaching practice. Based on their responses we have compiled a concise set of ten motivational macrostrategies, which we have called the ‘Ten commandments for motivating language learners’” It makes interesting reading because it seems very intuitive, almost obvious. Non-Verbal Signals. Types of questions. The importance of teaching reading: Teaching reading in the English language course should include the following set of learning goals: 1- enable students to read a wide range of texts in English. 2- develop awareness of the structures of the written English texts. 3- develop the ability of criticizing the content of texts. 4- practice different types of reading according to the purpose of reading.

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Dinosaurs in Education – Language Teaching Tips. Think of a school with teachers reluctant to participate in any kind of CPD sessions (Continuous Professional Development).

Dinosaurs in Education – Language Teaching Tips

Is it possible for this school and its teachers to provide an impact on improving student achievement? English Language Arts & Reading – Vision in Practice. Have you ever had a great idea, but then you find yourself lost in a world of resources, many of… Read more Great Resources Don’t Have to Cost Think about the power of sharing ideas.

English Language Arts & Reading – Vision in Practice

Isn’t that at the core of education? Exposing students to new ways of… Read more Empower Students through Publishing Isn’t it funny that we will see in public restrooms signs about reducing our carbon footprint by using electric hand… Read more The Power of a Digital Platform I use Google Forms for everything. Within the Visioning Document, we read these premises: Article II: The New Learning Standards II.f New learning standards should re… Read more Simplify Collaboration with Slides Within the Visioning Document, we read this premise: 1.a The technologies that make this new digital world possible must be… Read more Technology Management and Discipline Plan. Presentations & Multimedia. 12 Tips for training older teachers to use technology – Resources for English Language Learners and Teachers. 3 Ways to Be Less Boring. "Be less boring.

3 Ways to Be Less Boring

" That's a low bar for us as teachers. However, improvement is implicit in this command. Face it: some days, trying to be slightly less boring is all we have, while on other days, we feel like we could make the study of prairie grasses fascinating to fifth-grade kids. I've been on both ends of the spectrum. [FREE WEBINAR] How to Differentiate Instruction with Technology. The Office Hour. Teaching, Teacher Education, New Technologies. Useful links for CELTA. Anyone following my blog will know that CELTA took over my life in August last year (2014), and will continue to dominate until the same time this year (2015). I’ve been building this list in my head for a while, and it’s finally time to get it onto the blog.

It’s arranged into categories, with subtitles and topics in bold to help you navigate. There’s a lot here, so just use the bits you need as you need them rather than trying to look at all of them – if not, you’ll end up being overwhelmed! A quick way to find what you need it to press CTRL + F (CMD + F on a Mac) and type a key word connected to what you’re struggling with, like ‘TTT’, ‘instructions’ or ‘writing’ – this will take you straight to the relevant section.

Please let me know if any of the links are broken so I can update them, and feel free to add suggestions to the comments. Before the course. Teachwithict - connectED challenge. INFOGRAPHIC: How the World Reads – Electric Literature. ETp home. Edutopia. CristinaSkyBox. Making the right choices: ‘Lean On Me’ – On the same page. Every word in the song “Lean On Me” by Bill Withers has been written into a grid with some distractors. Starting in the upper left corner, students complete the lyrics choosing one of the words available right next to the last word in any direction and using each square only once. To guide them through the process, the writing worksheet provides students with a few words in each line, including the first ones, which are also capitalised in the grid for easier reference.

You may want to model and play the first two lines of the song so that the students can understand the procedure. Students will be practising a number of skills as they make their choices. Sometimes they will have to make decisions concerning subject-verb agreement, sentence structure, word order, or selecting the right preposition. Before listening to the song and checking the lyrics, students are asked to write down and share what they think the last line of the song is, adding an extra purpose to the listening task. Writing and Public Speaking - Why Every Writer Needs a Website by: Sabrina S Siracusa Why does every writer need a website? The most obvious reason--because every serious business has one! A website acts like your storefront. 9 Great Speaking & Listening Tools For Students: Literacy in the Digital Age. Editor’s Note: Teaching Channel has partnered with Student Achievement Partners on a blog series about digital literacy tools and their effective use by educators.

The majority of the tools mentioned in this post and the four earlier posts in our series, transform the student experience from passive consumers of information to active creators of content, employing multiple English Language Arts standards and skills along the way. We firmly believe this ought to be the new norm in the modern classroom.

Top 36 Educational Podcasts for Teachers. June 23, 2016 This is a quick post to share with you this excellent resource from Fusion Yearbooks. This is a collection of some of the most popular educational podcasts to energize your teaching. This collection comes just in time for summer holidays when you have more time to spend on your personal as well as professional development. ‘ podcasts are easily ported around with you, so you can listen while you’re out walking the dog, cooking dinner after a long day, or commuting to and from work. Stimulated Recall. Lyle, J. (2003). Stimulated recall: A report on its use in naturalistic research. British Educational Research Journal, 29(6), pp. 861-878.

Introduction. Teacher Karma: QR Codes ~ How to Make It Happen in Your Classroom. Bee Activity Books. Elteachertrainer – The website and blog of ELT author John Hughes with news, links and information about his books, articles and presentations. About - Teacher Feedback.ORG. Nik Peachey. Language Teacher Toolkit: Second language learning and acquisition. This is a long, referenced blog which combines all the posts in my earlier series entitled Conscious and Unconscious Language Learning. If you have already read those posts, you should look away now. Part 1 Throughout the history of the study of language learning and teaching reference has been made to two distinct types of language learning. Get Spring, Don't Let Spring Get You - Stress Relief 4 Teachers.

Resources - All Things EdTech. Upcoming Web Events - EdchatInteractive. Webinars. ELT Calendar of Conferences on Second Language Teaching and Second Language Acquisition in Japan. This page shows upcoming conferences, book fairs and other large-scale events of professional interest to language teachers in Japan. For past conferences, see the archive of past conferences. If you're interested in giving a workshop or presentation at one of these events, please see the calls for papers. February 2016. ELT CONFERENCES 2015. I’ve decided to make a few tiny, tweeny-weeny changes to this year’s Conference Calendar!

Yes, that image is the first one – heck…if Warren Buffett can say something outrageous about the States (and 1776), I thought I’d just borrow his words a wee bit (and apply them to our conferences here in canım Türkiyem)! “Bizim konferanslar”, here in Turkey, have been getting a pretty good reputation over the last few years…and this year is shaping up to be the same! The second change is that I am not kicking off with the International “big boys” this time around. Professional Development for ESL Teachers. Pathbrite - Beril Ayman Yücel's Profile. More Than Just A Story – An Interview with Dinçer Demir. Teaching resources. Eğitimde Teknoloji Kullanımı, Eğitim Teknolojileri #egitimdeteknoloji.

Sınıflarınızda gelecek öğretim yılında çok işinize yarayacağını düşündüğüm iki web 2.0 aracından bahsedeceğim. TodaysMeet ‘ten bir önceki yazımda da bahsetmiştim. Online feedback alabileceğiniz, kullanımı son derece kolay olan bir platform. Üye olmanıza gerek yok. Tek yapmanız gereken TodaysMeet adresine gidip ‘create room’ seçeneğini tıklamanız ve odanıza bir url adresi vermeniz; todaysmeet/egıtımdeteknolojı gibi. Daha sonra bu odayı ne kadar süre açık tutacağınıza kara verip, linki öğrencileriniz veya meslektaşlarınızla paylaşabilirsiniz. 40th ELT Blog Carnival:Ideas for Teaching with Technology. YES!!! A little blog of my favourite classroom activities. Being A Teacher - Lead, Inspire, Innovate. The Rewards of Special Education Special education teachers have a unique opportunity to make an enormous difference in the lives of students -- and their families. 50 Inspiring TED Talks For Teachers: An Updated List For 2014.

Difficult students. Using Hexagon Learning for categorisation, linkage and prioritisation. Personalized vs. differentiated vs. individualized learning. Cuisenaire Rods. Useful links for CELTA. Myths in Education, or How Bad Teaching Is Encouraged. Classroom Activities for 1:1 & BYOT. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: flipped classroom. 100 Teaching Tips - An interview with Penny Ur, Part 1. About » Equipping ourselves because we love our learners! Six Things. What I Know For Sure About Learning. Infographic - A Brief History of Online Learning. 5 Awesome Formative Assessment Ideas [Infographic] by @Ivangtzrosales. About Me. Google Sheets - create and edit spreadsheets online, for free. Control Alt Achieve: What Netflix Taught me about Professional Development.

ELT writer, presenter, teacher & trainer. Digital Tools To Enhance Your Class with Zachary Walker - EdchatInteractive. WeAreTeachers - Get Lesson Plans - Teacher Grants - Teaching Resources and More. Scott Thornbury's blog. Professional Learning Community Definition.