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For proj. Research : Teaching beliefs. ESL/EFL video lesson. Writing. Class observation. Generators. Kids. Relearning the Lost Skill of Patience. 18 essential phrases for understanding life in Japan. How To Speak So Students Listen. It’s common for teachers to bemoan the state of listening in their classroom.

How To Speak So Students Listen

“Sometimes I feel like I’m talking to myself.” “I say it over and over again, and they still don’t get it.” “It’s almost as if they’ve completely tuned me out.” Teaching Material. 22Nov What’s the deal?

Teaching Material

In many of the posts in this website I have included an option for teachers to download a pdf. of the lesson so that they can use it with their students – Grammar and Vocabulary worksheets, Activities with Songs and much more. Over time I will include more material – from posts that are already on the website, as well as new material. Copy of EVALUATING AND CREATING MATERIALS AND TASKS FOR CLIL CLASSRO by Laura Suárez on Prezi.

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3 destructive things you learned in school without realizing it. It was high school.

3 destructive things you learned in school without realizing it

I was 16, and I was pissed off. My English teacher gave us a creative writing assignment: write anything about being in high school. Anything. So I wrote a story about a school shooting. Phonetizer: an online free tool to help you improve pronunciation. One of the most difficult things about learning a language is its phonetics.

Phonetizer: an online free tool to help you improve pronunciation

Unlike other languages that have pronunciation rules, the English language has very few pronunciation rules and lots of exceptions. Knowing the International Phonetic Alphabet can help you pronounce words correctly.Phonetizer is a little tool that transcribes English texts into the International Phonetic Alphabet. Phonetizer is very easy to use. It has two panels: in the first one, you write or paste the text and then click “Transcribe” and in the second panel you will get the transcription. In this second panel you can also select a word or a phrase and click “Speak” for the software to read your selected words or phrases.

Maus I y II by Jorge Pedrero. 5 great writing warm up activities... and what they lead to. I think you might want to download these activities so you can use them later… so here’s a handy PDF file of this blog post!

5 great writing warm up activities... and what they lead to

Warm up activities that get learners writing can be fantastic for getting the creative juices flowing while also giving a focused start to your lesson. A writing task at the start of class can be an effective way of leading into explicit grammar teaching or can just as easily be followed up with speaking activities. What’s more, many such activities are easy to adapt to be suitable for any type of learners, both adults and kids. Indeed, adding an entertaining element to writing activities will make them fun for everyone, as well as making them low pressure tasks which enable learners’ writing to flow freely. 35 ways to introduce your lesson topic.

Are you fed up with using the same old methods to introduce your lesson topic?

35 ways to introduce your lesson topic

Look no further! Here are 35 ways to kick off your lesson. Between the Lions 5x06 Click, Clack, Moo; the Little Red Hen. Free Online Voice Generator. Effective Classroom Management to Encourage Listening (and Regulate Blabbermouths) By Robert Montenegro Everyone remembers the one kid in each classroom who loved to hear himself/herself talk (for the purpose of this example we'll call this person something random and totally not steeped in reality or based on a real person: Adrian Spencer).

Effective Classroom Management to Encourage Listening (and Regulate Blabbermouths)

Simple questions like, "What does the green light represent in The Great Gatsby? " Newyorker. Why is it easy for some people to learn to read, and difficult for others?


It’s a tough question with a long history. Class participation in the college classroom: How to get the most out of a course. Illustration by Alex Eben Meyer For college students, October is when the excitement wears off and gives way to Nietzschean ressentiment.

Class participation in the college classroom: How to get the most out of a course.

Don’t worry, this is human, all too human—your professor is probably not a sadist and you are not necessarily a slacker. Pointed resentment at a specific cause (deserved or not) is just part of the natural stress rhythm of a semester. And one of these causes is the minefield of required (or at least expected) class participation. This is because in the seminar-style classroom, student engagement makes or breaks a course—and that’s precisely why it can go so awry. ¿Qué hace que un estudiante tenga buenos resultados académicos? Siete investigadores educativos y un nutrido grupo de expertos se dieron cita durante el pasado V Seminario Internacional de Investigación sobre Calidad de la Educación del Icfes para presentar los hallazgos de sus trabajos sobre los factores que inciden sobre los resultados académicos de los estudiantes. Ghostbusters and at-issue-ness: The hidden rules of conversation. Still from Ghostbusters The video below shows a scene from the Halloween classic movie Ghostbusters, which helps set up the rivalry between childish parapsychologist Dr.

Venkman and uptight bureaucrat Walter Peck. But it's also a great example of one of the hidden rules of conversation—and how utterly obnoxious it is when someone breaks them. Dr.


Disabilities. Five Great Teachers On What Makes A Great Teacher : NPR Ed. When we began our 50 Great Teachers series, we set out to find great teachers and tell their stories. But we'll also be exploring over the coming year questions about what it means for a teacher to be great, and how he or she gets that way. To get us started, we gathered an expert round table of educators who've also done a lot of thinking about teaching. Combined, these teachers are drawing on over 150 years of classroom experience: Ken Bain is president of the Best Teachers Institute and author of What the Best College Teachers Do. He taught U.S. history on the college level for nearly 50 years — at the University of Texas, Vanderbilt University, Northwestern University, New York University and elsewhere. CELTA - Different approaches to teaching language -PPP to TBL. Advanced Learning & Teaching 13 Human Motivation Formulas Part 1. Advanced Learning & Teaching 13 Human Motivation Formulas Part 1.

Teaching, Learning and the Power of the Human Factor. SmartTALK with 2011 Teacher of the Year Michelle Shearer. El Invisible (The Invisible) - Español Latino [Película Completa] De la calle a Harvard. LA HISTORIA DE LA MATEMATICAS. Documental Albert Einstein - History Channel Español HD 720p. La educación prohibida - Película Completa HD.

Entre Maestros - La película - Una experiencia educativa sin precedentes. The complete guide to taking notes effectively at work. School Days. Whether you experience it vicariously through your children, or are simply reliving your own school days, it’s difficult when Labor Day comes around not to feel those old butterfly stirrings of anxiety and anticipation.

School, from kindergarten to twelfth grade, is rich terrain for tumult and transformation, and it can be thrilling to see those upheavals explored in fiction. The ur-school story in The New Yorker was, of course, Muriel Spark’s “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie,” which took up almost an entire issue of the magazine in October, 1961. (Subscribers can read it in full here.) For this collection, we took a look at more recent depictions of the educational life. Reading insecurity: The crippling fear that the digital age has left you unable to read deeply and thoughtfully.

Everett Collection. Xkcd: Horse. Quiz Yourself: How Good Are You at Teaching the Art of Learning? 10 Words You Need to Stop Misspelling. 30 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Horrible. Why such a Website? 58383. The Historical Precursor to ADHD. From the 19th-century "morbid defect of moral control" to the modern understanding of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder We were running errands at a shopping center in Los Gatos, my mother, sister, and me—that night the San Francisco Giants were playing the Oakland A’s in the 1989 World Series, and friends and family would be coming over for dinner to watch the game—when I heard what sounded like someone running toward me.

Promoting Deeper Learning - There's an App for That! - QuirkyTech-nologies for Educators. 10 Common Sayings You're Probably Saying Wrong" AEIOU and sometimes Y: How many English vowels and what is a vowel anyway? - Jokes for learning and teaching English. Newsmart. Are Great Teachers Born or Made?


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