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5 Inspiring TED Talks To Transform Your English Class - The Teaching Cove

5 Inspiring TED Talks To Transform Your English Class - The Teaching Cove
It’s no secret that TED talks are all the rage in the English classroom. So, why write a teaching tips post about them if everyone uses them anyway? Well, I really believe that it’s not just about turning on Youtube or TED and letting your students listen. It’s the activities they do that make or break the lesson. I LOVE speaking activities. No surprise there – that’s what my PhD research is on! So, how do you do it right then, you ask? 3 Tips for Teaching TED 1. Controversy in my English class? You’ll be surprised by the passion some students (even teenagers) have for certain topics! 2. Personal relevance is especially important in teaching TED talks in private tutoring lessons! Make sure you consider your students’ ages to ensure it is personally relevant for them. 3. What’s that, you say? Not sure how to create one? I have an example coming up for you in December Printables Package, which will be out shortly! Now, the inspiring part! 5 Inspiring TED Talks 1. Kio Stark thinks so. 2. 3.

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Xiuhtezcatl Martinez Explains Why He's Fighting Climate Change In this op-ed, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, a Colorado-based 17-year-old youth director of Earth Guardians, explains why protecting the earth is the responsibility of young people. Xiuhtezcatl is of indigenous descent and has sued the government, including a recent lawsuit in Colorado arguing that the state should require state oil and gas regulators to consider public health and the environment, and is one of many young people involved in an ongoing lawsuit against the government for failing to protect people from the effects of climate change. In addition, Xiuhtezcatl is a hip-hop artist and has toured the nation and other countries around the world to perform his music. My dad taught me that protecting the earth is a responsibility, the same way our ancestors had the responsibility to do so. Those were the teachings I grew up with. My mom was very involved in environmental activism, and I’ve been working my whole life with the Earth Guardians.

Larry Ferlazzo - Online tools These include The Best Web Tools For English Language Learners (In Other Words, The Ones My Students Regularly Use) and The Best Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced English Language Learner Sites. Now, though, I think it's time to narrow them down to my choices for the "best of the best" or, in other words, an "All-Time Best" list. Here are my choices, and I hope readers will let me know if they agree, disagree, and/or think I've missed some (one key requirement is that they are all free to use). Some of the sites I list could go in multiple categories, but I have placed them in the "domains" I believe they help the most: 7 YouTube channels to spice up your lessons One of the funniest and weirdest activities you can enjoy with your friends is a so-called YouTube party. Basically, you meet your mates and have regular fun until someone says “I totally have to show you something on YouTube…” And boom, the YT party begins because everyone has seen something to share with friends. And, oh, the depths of the Internet you may visit… If you teach teenagers or digitally aware adults you may enjoy a little YT party as well, just try to moderate the videos presented by students as some of the videos may turn out to be somewhat inappropriate. If you want to avoid potential embarrassment, try to show some EFL-friendly channels.

Hilarious Ted Talks for the Classroom – Engaging and Effective Teaching *The list keeps growing – there are six now! Ted Talks are increasingly popular with educators for use with the faculty as well as the students. However, it can be tricky to find just the right talk for the occasion since there are so many available. The age of the tragic selfie Image copyright AP When daily life resumes at a scene of death and destruction it's usually a hopeful sign. At the Erawan shrine in Bangkok, the site of Thailand's most deadly bomb attack, it didn't take long for Hindu worshippers to return - and with them came other people taking selfies.

20 Top-notch Resources to Transform Your Advanced ESL Lessons Sometimes walking into an advanced ESL lesson is a little bit daunting. Advanced learners already have robust vocabularies and are often more comfortable with grammar than many native English speakers. So we teachers are often stuck with the question: “What can I even teach them?” 7 Funny TED Talks To Watch Now - Perhaps, Maybe Not TED talks are almost always a fun time. Especially if you happen to be an expert procrastinator like Tim Urban. Then they are the perfect way to waste (*liven up*) your day. This school scans classrooms every 30 seconds through facial recognition technology A high school in China has made a facial recognition technology system that scans the student’s behavior in the classroom. The facial recognition technology introduced in the school is recording facial expressions of all students while they are in their classrooms. The system scans the classroom every 30 seconds and recognizes seven different expressions such as neutral, happy, sad, disappointed, scared, angry and surprised. The system is called as“Intelligent Classroom Behavior Management System” and it is being used at Hangzhou No. 11 High School. With scanning facial expressions the system has the ability to even analysis six types of behaviors by the students such as standing up, reading, writing, hand raising, listening to the teacher, and leaning on the desk. The information regarding how the students are reacting and behaving in the class when a teacher teaches is later sent to teachers to more efficiently analyze the behavior of students.

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