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School Start 7-9 ⋆

School Start 7-9 ⋆
Check also New Teacher Introductions in Teach by Calendar August 19th Warm-up Welcome to a New School Year (4:27) Video clip with powerful messages to live up toBack to School Expectations Vs. Reality! (4:54) A funny vlog by a high-schooler to show what to expect of the school yearEMINEM GOES BACK TO HIGH SCHOOL (6:06) Eminem tells about his years at schoolKid President’s Pep Talk (3:54) Motivational video for students and teachers alike Songs The Most Wonderful Time of the Year Parody of the Christmas songBack to School Welcome and Motivation Song. Getting to Know Web of Names Learn the names while tossing a boll of thread. Self-Esteem Switch Sides if… A game to show we are both alike and different, similar to the one in “Freedom Writers’ Diary”3 Question Activities to Connect with Students; for pairs, groups and whole-class discussions.This is Me A song to start telling about yourself (yr 7)This is Me 7-8 A worksheet to fill in and talk about.What I am! Learning to Learn Writing Speaking Related:  EnglishemmabennstromIdeas

Are you a Good Language Learner? | TEFL Matters In this post-method era, when so many approaches and methods to language teaching have come and gone, where reflective teachers are no longer thinking in terms of which ‘label’ to follow or which apostle to bow to, it has become more and more evident that TEFL needs to stop contemplating its own navel and turn to general education theories and principles of learning, to reflect on thinking skills, cognitive abilities and the learners’ emotional make up, to embrace technology as a tool and not as the panacea for all ills. In this context, good learner studies conducted in the late 70’s and 80’s have become much more relevant and worth revisiting. Many of the studies were conducted in Canada, with notable names and studies listed below in a sample bibliography. photo taken by Marisa Constantinides at CELT Athens Good Language Learners … [ A Summary of typical features from a variety of sources/studies; mentioned in H.D.Stern, 1983] Photo Credit: Damián Navas via Compfight 1. 2. 3. 4.Do you 5.

Musikens väg genom historien Kan man skriva en musikhistoria på tre sidor? DN:s Martin Nyström har i alla fall gjort det. Han börjar där musiken blir noter för allra första gången och tar oss fram till i dag. Längst ner i artikeln hittar du hans Spotifylista. Medeltiden Ett av de äldsta musikaliska uttrycken för hur kärleken utmanar och tänjer på de sociala normerna finns bevarat i de så kallade gryningssångerna från 1100-talets södra Frankrike. Musikaliskt var trubadursångerna färgade av hur musiker färdades från kust till kust runt Medelhavet och har därför många likheter med bland annat arabisk musik. Med den kristna kyrkans expansion norrut i Europa, där resorna kunde ta flera år, blev notskriften alltmer förfinad. Från 1000-talet till 1300-talet möjliggjorde detta framväxten av en flerstämmigt heterogen musik full av kollisioner mellan olika stilar och språk. Renässansen Tonsättarna blev också nu för första gången intressanta som personligheter, som flamländaren Josquin des Prez. Barocken Wienklassicismen

8 Back-to-school classroom activities that will get students laughing and learning Yesterday, we looked at some of the things that are weighing down teachers’ to-do lists during this back to school season. Some of the items that showed up on the list? Classroom set-up. Establishing activities for the first few days of school. For me, sometimes a long t0-do list leaves me with a ton of ideas for one thing, and basically zero ideas for another. Great get-to-know-you activities for the first week of school Explorer, eternal learner, animal lover.

All Things Topics - Home June 2012 One of the most valuable things a teacher can do for students is to help them identify resources for learning outside of class. If students can make a personal—even emotional—connection to material, they will go beyond what is required in an ESOL course in their study of English because it has become enjoyable, not just necessary. I knew I hit the jackpot when students begged to watch another episode of Fox Broadcasting Company’s hit musical comedy-drama Glee. For my advanced-level college students, I had created a listening log together with pre- and postviewing classroom activities on the first episode, titled “Pilot,” which originally aired in 2009. I use the term listening log to describe a series of tasks completed individually by students outside of class while watching the episode. The goals of the log were to improve their listening skills, build their vocabulary, and, perhaps most important, turn them on to something new. Pre-Viewing Activity 2: Who’s Who? Reference Resource

Att ta fram förhållningsregler för att lyckas med terminens lärande är min in... Första lektionen med eleverna och du vet inte vad du ska göra? Det kanske t o m är nya elever du möter som du inte har någon relation till. Själv möter jag i höst fyra nya nior och en av dem är jag mentor för. Jag tänkte börja skapa spelregler vid något av de första tillfällena vi har lektion. Vad har de för mål och vilka är deras förebilder? Jag har tidigare använt mig av dessa regler som jag tagit fram utifrån att ha påverkats av de fina regler som Malin Larsson delat. Nästa steg, som Nottingham nämner, är att resonera vidare på vilket sätt social samverkan kan skapas så vi visar varandra respekt och att alla kan lära av varandra. De kommer antagligen likna de förra jag hade men det blir elevernas. Det är viktigt att lyfta fram förhållningssätten man tagit fram som klassens spelregler regelbundet och ha en dialog kring dem. Att ge tydliga exempel på förhållningssätten gör att man förstår vad som menas. Reglerna är nu framtagna och finns här att beskåda!

5 Tips to Improve English Fluency from an English Learner - English Outside The Box Every week I provide English lessons and some of my favorite tips and recommendations for building your English skills. I am confident in my advice, because not only am I an English teacher, I have also learned (two) languages, so I know what works and what doesn’t. However, I haven’t learned English as a second language, so today I wanted to give you expert tips from a real English learner who has reached English fluency and has been successfully using English in his professional career for over 8 years. Today, you’ll learn Paulo’s top 5 tips to improve English fluency, and find out the ways to take your skills to the next level! So who is Paulo? He’s a Brazilian, whose first language is Portuguese. So how did he learn and improve his English while in Brazil? Are you interested in more tips for fluency? Do you want more detailed explanations and examples of these 5 tips? By downloading this guide, you are taking another step to improve your fluency. Don't stop learning now! Like this:

47+ Alternatives to Using YouTube in the Classroom . However, many teachers cannot access YouTube in their classrooms. That is why I originally wrote what became one of the most popular posts to ever appear on . That post is now fourteen months old and I've come across more alternatives in that time. Also in that time span some of the resources on the list have shut down. So it's time to update the list. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. iCue, presented by NBC News, features videos about history and current events. 22. 23. 24 & 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 22 Frames is a service that provides a central location for locating captioned videos for learning English and for Internet users who have hearing impairments. 22 Frames provides more than just captioned videos. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52.

Use six different tenses in English | Games to learn English Students often learn just one piece of grammar in a lesson. Most of them master that day’s subject and move on to the next. But, when the time for revision comes, they often don’t remember what they’ve learnt. For example, two weeks ago my class encountered an exercise in which several tenses were revised. First, they demanded that I re-explain the grammar and then they seemed really confused about what form they should use. ADVERT: That was why I decided to stop there and prepare several exercises and a clear mind map. The second infographic is much more detailed. Now that your students understand the grammar, they have to use it as soon as possible. If you cannot do the exercise online, you can try the following paper version of the quiz. six tenses worksheet You can find more exercises to practise different tenses at Five Tenses and Five Tenses additional exercises.