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Show Me the Strategies {*style:<u> </u>*} *Teachers—The following strategies can be implemented into your daily/weekly lesson plans by using the “Instructional Newsletter” Folder on your school’s Shared Folder. Just as Harry Wong says what happens on the first days of school will be an accurate indicator of your success for the rest of the year, what happens in the first minutes of your class will indicate your success for the rest of the class period. 1) Students write the answer to a question given by the teacher the previous day and turn it in as they enter class the next day. 2) A formal approach to discussing and researching issues. 3) Teacher makes or posts a statement about a controversial issue. 4) Each student is assigned a different letter of the alphabet upon entering the classroom and asked to generate a word starting with that letter that is related to the topic to be discussed. 5) Post one or more unfinished analogy for students to complete as they get seated. 48) Use same as scanning.

For Teachers The Tiny TEFL Teacher Home For Teachers For Students About the TTT You are in the Teacher's Pages Warmers Games IT resources Lessons Pronunciation Useful websites Resources for Teachers Warmers for EFL classes including getting-to-know-you activities and revision warmers Classroom Games including grammar, vocabulary and speaking games Resources using ILT including PowerPoint games, IWB accessories and other ideas. EFL topics and activities including lessons for festivals (e.g. Pronunciation Activities including minimal pairs tables and pronunciation activities Pages for Students including grammar, vocabulary, prepositions, and FCE exams Sponsors A coursebook in the life of | take a photo and…. How to introduce this guest blogger when in fact he has saved me the job, and kindly added a short bio at the end of his article? Adam, who is based in Istanbul, is one of those people you meet on Twitter or Facebook (@yearinthelifeof) and you feel you just have to meet in real life too (and not only because Tweedeck flatly refuses to let me see his avatar photo ;) ). Always a source of interesting references, blog posts and musical titbits, I have actually yet to meet him (so many reasons to go back to Istanbul one day…..), but am extremely pleased to be able to welcome Adam to Take a photo and… in the same month as the British Council ‘TeachingEnglish’ team has shortlisted him for the Blog of the Month ‘accolade’. So, it’s over to Adam…………. How do you work with your course book? Do you ever get your learners to look forward to coming units in anticipation, or do you take each unit – or even the coming page – as it comes? What you need Go to ELT Pics and have a look around. Well done!

Writing a biography You are going to Talk about famous people Read and listen for information about two celebritiesCompare and contrast them Write a biography of someone famous Note; This post was updated 30/12/2011 due to the Shakira biography clip being removed from Youtube. I replaced it with another clip and altered the comprehension questions. 1) Discuss Look at these people. Do you know who they are? Highlight here for answers; Leo Di Caprio, Bob Marley, Martin Luther king, The Beatles, David Beckham Che Guevara, Mother Teresa, Shakira, Elvis Presley, Beyonce 2) Read and watchClip 1 You are going to watch a clip about ShakiraWhat do you know about Shakira? Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll (born February 2, 1977), known professionally as Shakira is a Colombian singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, dancer, and philanthropist who emerged in the music scene of Colombia and Latin America in the early 1990s. Answer these questions; What was her dream when she was growing up? Clip 2 Answer these questions; Text

ESL Teacher Resources, Job Boards, and Worksheets 50 Ted Talks Every Educator Should Check Out (2014 Edition) The communication explosion reaches its peak when you explore the endless avenues running through TED Talks. Moreover, the title educator embodies many forms within these talks. So it’s precisely for this reason that any educator benefits from so many of these talks. Each speaker reveals his or her passion of a view or a subject with the enthusiasm of a first-year teacher. Using TED Talks to convey an important message or spark creativity might be more effective in teaching students than an individual agenda or preconceived notion of what should be said. These are the best TED Talks for any educator because they make us laugh, warm our hearts, break down barriers, and always inspire us to dig a little deeper and push a little harder. 1. 100,000 Tutors 2. Sugata Mitra won the 2013 TED Prize for his idea: Build a School in the Cloud. 3. Another must-see for educators, Faith Jegede: What I’ve learned from my autistic brothers enlightens anyone who sees education as a one-way street. 4. 5. 6.

100+ Google Tricks for Teachers It's Google's world, we're just teaching in it. Now, we can use it a little more easily. With classes, homework, and projects–not to mention your social life–time is truly at a premium for all teachers, so why not take advantage of the wide world that Google has to offer? From super-effective search tricks to Google tools specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time. Search Tricks These search tricks can save you time when researching online for your next project or just to find out what time it is across the world, so start using these right away. Convert units. Google Specifically for Education From Google Scholar that returns only results from scholarly literature to learning more about computer science, these Google items will help you at school. Google Scholar. Google Docs 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. Gmail 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. Google Calendar 44.

The Teacher's Corner - Lesson Plans, Worksheets and Activities TaleCrafters | Creative Speaking I. Introduction We are teaching in a time of exciting changes not only in the field of education, but also more specifically in ELT. Newer and more liberating technologies are opening up possibilities for what’s capable inside and outside of the classroom. What It Is TaleCrafters is classroom role-playing game. The evolution of this system comes from a thriving industry of indie-RPGs. While TaleCrafters is primarily about role-play, it also gives you a framework for contextualizing other task-based learning activities you use in your EFL classroom. Who the Students Are This framework can be run with both kids and adults, although it is primarily geared towards younger learners. Students can also be beginners at English, although some basic reading and writing skills are assumed. TaleCrafters is designed to be scalable. The Teacher’s Role The teacher’s role in this framework is that of a facilitator. Where It Fits What You Need The materials you need to run TaleCrafters can vary. II. Name NPCs