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Why do some people do selfless things, helping other people even at risk to their own well-being? Psychology researcher Abigail Marsh studies the motivations of people who do extremely altruistic acts, like donating a kidney to a complete stranger. Are their brains just different? TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more.Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at

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Catalyst - ABC TV more stories > The Anthropocene: a new age of humans Tuesday, 15 November Human impacts on the way our planet functions have now become so extreme many scientists are claiming the Earth has shifted out of the Holocene state and into a new geological epoch. They're calling it 'The Anthropocene', the new age of humans, because millions of years after we are gone, the scar of our existence will be visible in the rocks of tomorrow. Listening to students' spoken language I was flicking through John Hughes’s new book ETpedia, which aims to provide English teachers with 1,000 teaching ideas, and was pleased to see some very useful teaching ideas listed under user-friendly page headers like ’10 ideas to add variety to a reading lesson’, ’10 sources of listening material’, ’10 activities using the objects around you’, and ’10 activities for the topic of food’. But the page that caught my attention was ’10 ways to correct a spoken mistake’. While keeping it simple and easily understandable, this page was able to summarise the main issues and techniques related to correcting spoken language that we try so hard on teacher training courses like the CELTA to convey to trainees. Hughes states: “If you are presenting a new language item and you ask a student to produce a sentence with it in and they make a mistake, then it's clearly the right moment to correct the error. - Should I interrupt the students in full flow and point out the error now or do it later?

Tools for - Board Game Maker, printable board games, 100% customizable Tools for Educators offers to use as resources for lessons, lesson plans and printable materials for English classes 4 learning strategies that make the most of flipped learning Chances are, you've heard of the flipped classroom. In fact, you could be tired of hearing about it by now or dismiss it as a fad. "What's the big deal?" you might ask. After all, pre-teaching has been around since the 1990s, and video and its related formats have been used in the classroom since the 1950s. KG Shake it Off English Français Español Deutsch Italiano Português Decimals, Fractions and Percentages Decimals, Fractions and Percentages are just different ways of showing the same value: Here, have a play with it yourself: Example Values

ESL Halloween Lesson Plan - Scary video and sounds - Teacher Training Blog Melissa´s hopefully helpful ESL Halloween lesson Plan Have fun using this Lesson Plan with the scary soundtrack video! (There is another video with an A to Z of Halloween vocabulary at the bottom of the page – and a page with dictionary definitions of all the words) When you have completed the listening activity (see below), you can help students with the speaking and writing activity by showing the video with some of the useful vocabulary which will help them improve their story telling/writing. You can download the lesson plan from Scribd, but it is also all written out for you in this blopost.

Two Ways to Create Online Whiteboards Online whiteboards can be a fantastic aid to students when they’re trying to help each other work through problems or tutor each other. Online whiteboards are also helpful to teachers who are crafting visual explanations for students. Sketchlot and Stoodle are excellent online whiteboard tools. Both will work in the web browser on your laptop, Chromebook, iPad, and Android tablet. Video demonstrations of both tools are embedded below. The Teacher's Guide To Flipped Classrooms Since Jonathan Bergman and Aaron Sams first experimented with the idea in their Colorado classrooms in 2004, flipped learning has exploded onto the larger educational scene. It’s been one of the hottest topics in education for several years running and doesn’t seem to be losing steam. Basically, it all started when Bergman and Sams first came across a technology that makes it easy to record videos. They had a lot of students that regularly missed class and saw an opportunity to make sure that missing class didn’t mean missing out on the lessons. Once students had the option of reviewing the lessons at home, the teachers quickly realized the shift opened up additional time in class for more productive, interactive activities than the lectures they’d been giving. And voila: a movement began.

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